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Dispossessed: The eviction of Inuit from Hebron, Labrador: Book Launch


From February 27 to March 3, 2017, the Université du Québec à Montréal was the host of the second International Week of the Arctic and Antarctic Observatory of Southern and Northern Societies and Cultures, an initiative of the Universidad del Salvador, the Université du Québec à Montréal, the University of Iceland, the Universidad Nacional […]

Ice Photo #4 – Ramah Bay Iceberg / Photo de glace #4 – Iceberg de la baie de Ramah

This week’s ice photo was taken on July 7, 2016 at 4:13 a.m. I was admiring the sunrise from one of the decks of the Ocean Endeavour anchored in Ramah Bay, Torngat Mountains National Park.

La photo de glace de cette semaine a été prise le 7 juillet 2016 à 4:13 alors que j’admirais le […]

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

Hello everyone,

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 […]

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

Hello everyone,

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

Hello everyone,

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.

By clicking […]

Première du documentaire “Piégés dans un zoo humain”, une histoire basée sur le journal d’Abraham Ulrikab

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Bon eh bien! Le point de non-retour a été atteint! C’est maintenant officiel, la première télévisuelle de la version anglaise du documentaire Piégés dans un zoo humain, un documentaire basé sur le journal d’Abraham Ulrikab, aura lieu le jeudi 11 février, 2016 @ 20 h dans le cadre de l’émission […]

La mort d’Abraham Ulrikab et des Inuits du Labrador à Paris couverte par la presse satirique de 1881

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Aujourd’hui, 10 janvier 2016, date à laquelle la France commémore le premier anniversaire de la tuerie au journal satirique Charlie Hebdo, représente aussi le 135e anniversaire du décès de la jeune Maria, 13 mois, à l’hôpital Saint-Louis de Paris.

Ceux qui sont familiers avec l’histoire d’Abraham Ulrikab se rappeleront peut-être […]

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 […]

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

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Hello everybody,

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 […]