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Second edition of “Voyage With the Labrador Eskimos, 1880-1881”

Hello everyone,

After four years in the making, the second edition of Voyage with the Labrador Eskimos, 1880-1881 is finally out! From its initial 86 pages, the book has been expanded to no less than… 300 pages!

Cover – Second edition – Voyage With the Labrador Eskimos, 1880-1881.

The first edition consisted of the […]

New book launched – Renatus’ Kayak: A Labrador Inuk, an American G.I. and a Secret World War II Weather Station


On Thursday, November 30, more than 80 people gathered at Memorial University’s Marine Institute in St. John’s to attend the Newfoundland and Labrador Historical Society‘s Gilbert Higgins Lecture, an annual event co-sponsored by the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives. The audience consisted of members of […]

Presenting the book cover for “Renatus’ Kayak: A Labrador Inuk, an American G.I. and a Secret World War II Weather Station”


For the last week, Rozanne Enerson Junker and I have been working with designers from the 99designs platform to come up with the cover for Rozanne’s new book Renatus’ Kayak: A Labrador Inuk, an American G.I. and a Secret World War II Weather Station. The book, to be officially launched on November 30, 2017, […]

Labrador Inuit Featured in the German Embassy’s new Exhibit in Ottawa

Good day,

I am so excited and proud to tell you about the “Germany and Canada: Partners from Immigration to Innovation” exhibit that just opened last night in Ottawa. The exhibit is being presented by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, and its many partners, to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. It is located […]

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 […]

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 […]

Photo de glace #1 : Iceberg le long de la côte du Labrador

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Depuis quelques années, tous les mercredis, j’admire les photos de glace (#icephotos) affichées sur Twitter. Eh bien! Suite à mes deux récents voyages au-delà du 50e parallèle, je crois maintenant avoir suffisamment de photos portant sur des sujets “glacés” pour commencer à en afficher une à mon tour tous […]

Ice Photo #1: Iceberg along the Labrador Coast

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For the last few years, every Wednesday, I’ve been admiring ice photos (#icephotos) being posted on Twitter. Well! With this summer’s two trips above the 50th parallel, I now feel that I have sufficient photos of icy subjects to start posting one every Wednesday.

To kick things off, here […]

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 […]