Synopses & Reviews
Written both by members of the Inuit community and by various health practitioners, Voices and Images of Nunavimmiut: Health offers a pioneering look at the many worries and obstacles surrounding the delivery of sound and culturally appropriate health services to Nunavik. Contributors deal with problems of providing adequate health services in small Arctic villages, where there is often only one nurse on hand to make life-and-death decisions. The book also deals with the complex issue of establishing culturally sensitive services to ten-thousand Inuit living in an area larger than the state of California. Editors offer insights and reactions from the perspective of the Inuit as they take control of health services introduced by policy makers in the south. With global interest in the Arctic rapidly increasing, Voices and Images of Nunavimmiut: Health presents an important and timely glimpse into the health concerns and services of Nunavik.
A first-hand account of the healthcare struggles facing the people of Nunavik.
About the Author
Marianne A. Stenbaek is a professor of cultural studies at McGill and has worked closely with Inuit organizations in Canada and Greenland over the last thirty years. Minnie Grey has worked actively throughout her career to improve quality of life for the Inuit. Mary Kaye May is a registered nurse who moved to Northern Quebec in the late 1970s to teach a registered nursing assistant program to Inuit in Kuujjuaq. She has made Nunavik her home since then and works in the field of addictions.