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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 one-page text Homeward Bound: After 135 years, the Inuit’s remains are returning to Labrador. They had picked the perfect timing to publish it.


The cover & contents page of the February-March 2016 issue of Canada’s History.


Pages 35 and 36 of the February-March 2016 issue of Canada’s History.

On the day the magazine hit the newsstands, I had the pleasure of picking up a couple of copies in the company of master photographer Hans-Ludwig Blohm, the person who introduced me to Abraham’s story back in 2009. I’ll let you judge by Hans’ smile how thrilled he was. We sure had fun trying to take a selfie with both of us and the magazine in it! It required a few attempts.

Hans Blohm

Hans Blohm



Our best selfie.


If you walk by a newsstand, between now and end of March, stop by to take a look. And don’t hesitate to spread the word!

You can also check out the online extension Bringing the Inuit Home, an abridged version of the text Homeward Bound about the efforts to repatriate the remains.

Thank you so much to Nelle Oosterom, senior editor for the magazine’s feature articles, and all her team for such a great layout!

Enjoy your weekend! Talk again soon!
France Rivet

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