Quaqtaq: Modernity and Identity in an Inuit Community is a brief historical analysis of the northern Quebec village, Quaqtaq. The author describes the community's changes into a settled village and its organization in the 1990s. Dorais looks at local identity in terms of kinship, religion and language as these endure despite overwhelming intrusions. He concludes by examining the role politics and education play in the ongoing relationship between this Inuit community and the rest of Canada. Louis-Jacques Dorais is Professor of Anthropology, Universite Laval.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Teaching in a Cold and Windy Place: Change in an Inuit School is the well-documented monograph about school change in the Canadian context. This first-person account by Joanne Tompkins details her four years in an Inuit school on Baffin Island, Northwest Territories (Nunavut). Tompkins began her teaching in the community of Anurapaktuq in 1987. She notes that the school was not meeting the needs of the community but after four years of staff and community involvement things began to change.
Native North American Art is part of the Oxford History of Art Series and this volume sets out to examine and describe the current state of the arts in contemporary Canada and the United States. Berlo and Phillips are two art historians who bring impeccable credentials to the task. The text introduces to readers an appreciation for the richness and diversity of Indigenous arts from its earliest forms to the installations of modern artists.