Historians and Inuit: Learning from the Qikiqtani Truth Commission, 2007–2010

@article{Goldring2015HistoriansAI,
  title={Historians and Inuit: Learning from the Qikiqtani Truth Commission, 2007–2010},
  author={Philip Goldring},
  journal={Canadian Journal of History},
  year={2015},
  volume={50},
  pages={492 - 523}
}
  • P. Goldring
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Sociology
  • Canadian Journal of History
This article examines historians’ contributions to the Qikiqtani Truth Commission (<small class="caps">qtc </small>) from 2007 to 2012. The <small class="caps">qtc </small> was unique in being commissioned, conducted, and paid for by an Aboriginal organization, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. The <small class="caps">qtc </small> reviewed the elimination of qimmiit (sled-dogs) as well as other government policies concerning the Arctic and the relocation of northern communities to thirteen… 

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