During the Cold War, when the United States and the Soviet Union threatened to encroach on Arctic territory Canada claimed as its own, the government forcefully relocated Inuit to the Far North to establish its sovereignty. The Inuit have kept their tradition of elders speaking for hours, passing knowledge and history from one generation to the next. Six locals share their family stories.
5,500 words, about 27 minutes
[Photo by Cody Punter]
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Longreads Club: 60 Years After a Forced Relocation
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