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1 OKPIK, Abraham McCOMBER, Louis (ed.) We Call It Survival : The Life Story of Abraham Okpik
Nunavut Arctic College, Iqaluit, 2005, ISBN:1896204716 
OKPIK, Abraham. We Call It Survival : The Life Story of Abraham Okpik. Edited by Louis McComber. Life Stories of Northern Leaders, Volume One. (Iqaluit) : Nunavut Arctic College, (2005). Pp (8),[9]-384. Illustrated. Map. Index. 8vo, illustrated maroon card covers. "The story you are about to read will take you from the mountains of the Noatak River in Northern Alaska to Baffin Island in Nunavut. It will also carry your imagination from the traditional nomadic way of life of the Alaskan Inupiat to a federal government office building in Ottawa. Abe's interviews are northern exploration in themselves. They are both a geographical exploration, as Abe Okpik travelled in most communities north of 60, as well as an exploration through time and the concept of time itself. During his lifetime, Abe Okpik travelled through many different and changing worlds. But life rapidly took him to some otherspaces; like other Inuit of his generation, Abe hunted and trapped, travel led by dogteam and built igluit. Simultaneously, he also was an avid readerwith a knack for historical detail, a man who eventually took a leading ro le in the development of political institutions in the Canadian North." (from the back cover). Contents : 1. Childhood in the Mackenzie Delta. 2. First Contacts with Christianity. 3. Noatak River to the Mackenzie Delta. 4. Naming. 5. All Saints Residential School. 6. From All Saints Residential School to Trapping in the Delta. 7. From the trap line to the Edmonton Hospitals. 8. The DEW Line: 1954. 9. Working with the Federal Government. 10. The Emergence of an Aboriginal Political Leadership. 11. Project Surname. 12. You call it Supernatural, for us it is Survival!. 13. Working with the Language. 14. The Mackenzie Valley Pipeline. 15. Looking Ahead. 16. The Co-operative Alternative. 17. The Beginning of Aboriginal Political Organizations. 18. A Special Way of Communicating. 19. Put Your Mind in the Right Direction. Name ticket, else very good. 20.00

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