The Road to Nunavut ; The Progress of the Eastern Arctic Inuit since the Second World War

By: Duffy, R. Quinn

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Dust jacket chipped & scuffed with some creasing ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 9.32 X 6.40 X 1.09 inches; 308 pages; "In The Road to Nunavut, R. Quinn Duffy analyses federal government policy on the social and economic growth of the Inuit. Duffy describes the economic, social, and political changes in the Eastern Arctic and provides the historical background to the current debate on Inuit land claims and political subdivision of the Northwest Territory. Gradually, and somewhat reluctantly, the Canadian government assumed the role of guardian of the Inuit and became involved in their housing, education, employment, and health services. The evolution of government-supported services created problems that are still unmet; the changes in life-style that resulted were exacerbated by unemployment and the Inuit's inferior social and political status. Starting in the 1960's, these complex problems led to increased delinquency, violence, and abuse of alcohol. Duffy shows how the Inuit gradually assumed responsibility for improving their situation, eventually developing the political maturity that found expression in the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada, its affiliated organizations, and the pressure for regional self-determination."

Title: The Road to Nunavut ; The Progress of the Eastern Arctic Inuit since the Second World War

Author Name: Duffy, R. Quinn

Illustrator: Illustrated by Map Endpapers

Categories: Native Studies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Kingston ON, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1988

ISBN Number: 0773506195

ISBN Number 13: 9780773506190

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: 15557

Keywords: Nunavut Arctic Inuit