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“Trapped in a Human Zoo” nominated at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards

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Hello,

On Tuesday, January 17, I had the pleasure of attending the Canadian Screen Awards press conference in Montreal. The documentary Trapped in a Human Zoo had been submitted in two categories: Best Science or Nature Documentary and Best Research. That morning I was to find out if we had […]

Jonas Nochasak of Hopedale: son of Abraham Ulrikab or of Tigianniak? Did the records confirm the family link?

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To my astonishment, about two weeks ago, I received an email from Richard Burton, up in Prophet River, British Columbia, telling me that he believed he was the great-great-grandson of Abraham Ulrikab. Richard had just been made aware of Abraham’s story by his father Andrew who had heard about the book In the […]

The team behind the documentary “Trapped in a Human Zoo”

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Well! Today is the day when all of Canada gets to see the documentary Trapped in a Human Zoo when it airs this evening on CBC’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki. Since last week’s world premiere in Ottawa, and this morning’s interview with Anna Maria Tremonti of CBC’ The Current, I’ve […]

Tragedy in the Zoo: Abraham Ulrikab featured in Canada’s History magazine

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As you probably know, we’re just five days away from the television premiere of the documentary Trapped in a Human Zoo on CBC.

I was really thrilled when the editor of Canada’s History magazine confirmed that their February-March 2016 issue would contain the 7-page feature article Tragedy in the Zoo followed by a […]

World Premiere of the Documentary “Trapped in a Human Zoo” at Northern Lights 2016

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What a memorable evening it was last Thursday at the world premiere of the documentary Trapped in a Human Zoo: Based on Abraham’s Diary. Held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, the event was presented by Pix3 Films and the Nunatsiavut government, in collaboration with the Northern Lights 2016 trade show.

Charles […]

“Trapped in a Human Zoo: based on Abraham’s Diary” to premiere on CBC’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki

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Well! The point of no return has been reached! It is now official, the television premiere of the documentary film Trapped in a Human Zoo: based on Abraham’s Diary will happen on Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 8 p.m. on CBC’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki.

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Abraham Ulrikab and the Labrador Inuit’s death as covered by the satirical press of 1881

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Today, January 10, 2016, Parisians and France commemorated the first anniversary of the massacre at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. This day also represents the 135th anniversary of the death of 13-month-old Maria at Saint-Louis Hospital in Paris.

Those familiar with Abraham Ulrikab’s story may recall that Maria was the […]

A Pinterest page dedicated to Abraham Ulrikab’s story

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Hello!

For the last two weeks, I’ve been having fun discovering Pinterest and its image collection world. I started by tagging recipes for the slow cooker, but soon an idea popped up that was a lot more exciting and challenging: What if I was to try to visually document Abraham […]

Abraham Ulrikab’s story nominated for the People Land Truth Awards

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I am most pleased to inform you that the article Eight Labrador Inuit Trapped in a 19th Century Human Zoo, recently published by Intercontinental Cry magazine, a publication of the Center for World Indigenous Studies, has been selected as one of the twenty nominees for the very first […]

Homecoming: Abraham Ulrikab’s story featured in Inuktitut magazine and on the World Policy Institute’s Blog

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I am very pleased to report that the latest issue of Inuktitut magazine (Spring 2015), which is currently on its way to all Inuit households in Canada, contains an article, entitled Homecoming, about Abraham Ulrikab’s story. The article spans six pages and appears in no less than three […]