How the Inuit mapped their lives and reclaimed their land - EXPeditions

How the Inuit mapped their lives and reclaimed their land

by Hugh Brody
  • Key point 1
    Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s natural sense of justice led him to oppose the idea of special status for indigenous peoples, before he did a dramatic U-turn and gave those affected a chance to defend their ideas.
  • Key point 2
    One challenge for indigenous peoples in proving their claims to the land was the lack of physical ties to their past; so they turned to mapping.
  • Key point 3
    Mapping, and later film became two tools that indigenous peoples were able to use to communicate with a larger audience, dispel stereotypes and establish themselves.