STRIKING THE BALANCE: Building the Future, Preserving the Past By Crystal Parsons
On January 22, 2005 Labrador Inuit gathered to celebrate the official signing of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement. Under the Agreement, the Nunatsiavut Government officially took effect on December 1, 2005. Like any government, the Nunatsiavut Government wanted to ensure the future of its people unfolds with economic development and growth. Its priorities also included the protection of Inuit culture... [ Read Online ]
TRADITIONAL HEALERS: Weston Abbott (1906-2001) - Folk Healer of Charlottetown, Bonavista Bay By Janna Drover
Uncle Wes had many ways of healing, but most of them fall into five main categories: These are healing through use of herbs; healing by touch or just being present; healing over the phone; healing through letters; and passing a charm on to someone else who would then deliver it to the ill person...
RED TILES AND BALEEN: Basque Whalers on the Coast of Labrador By Brenna A. McLeod
The Basques from present-day northern Spain and southern France (the Basque Country) have a long and rich history of coastal whaling dating back to the 11th century. This is the story of how archaeological, historical, and scientific research has drawn a surprising new interpretation of the whale species hunted by the Basques along the coasts of Quebec and Labrador...
A Debutante in Labrador By Anne Budgell
(The Contents page for Volume 100, Number 4 inadvertently omitted this feature.)
On May 22, 1944, a tall well-dressed woman in her early thirties registered at Hotel Brunswick in Moncton, telling the desk clerk that she wasn’t sure how long she’d be staying. Barbara Mundy was on her way to North West River, Labrador, as a volunteer with the Grenfell Mission, and waiting for the go-ahead to board a military flight to Goose Bay...
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