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Proud to Be Inuvialuit: Quviahuktunga Inuvialuugama (Land Is Our Storyboo)by James Pokiak
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James lives in the hamlet of Tuktoyuktuk in the Northwest Territories, above the Arctic Circle. The community is often just called Tuk to save time. Even though he lives in the town now, James grew up on the land, learning the traditional values and survival skills of his people. In this book, James and his daughter Rebecca go on a trip to harvest beluga whale. Harvesting and preparing beluga meat as a family is an essential part of what it means to be Inuvialuit.
About the Author
Mindy Willett is a teacher at heart, though no longer in the classroom. She stopped teaching when she gave birth to her son, Jack, in 2000. To remain home as much as possible she began her own home-based business writing educational materials.
James Pokiak is an Outfitter with his own company called Oopik Tours. James is Inuvialuit, the most westerly of the Canadian Inuit. To survive, they have always harvested beluga whales. James is proud to be a whale harvester, and proud to be Inuvialuit.
Tessa MacIntosh is a photographer based out of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. She has worked on all of the Land is our Storybook series, capturing poignant moments in every-day lives.
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