“What? Really? I made it? I’m in the NHL? Holy fuck,” writes Jordin Tootoo in this 2014 autobiography. “The next thing you know, I was a household name in Nashville.”
This weighty naturalist's tome from 1986 speaks just as loudly today.
“An expression of abiding love for northern Canada and its people, True North Rising is an irresistible collection of stories, rants, and intimate confessions,” writes Jim Bell of Nunatsiaq News, whose review of this book is dead on.
Catherine Lafferty’s journey from wild youth to politically-conscious council member for the Yellowknives Dene First Nation chronicles her constant search to find something better, in spite of the many obstacles in her life.
The commission struck to investigate the truth of the dog slaughter did far more than just report that there was no conspiracy. It produced thematic reports on everything from health care to "The Official Mind of Canadian Colonialism," and it changed the way Nunavummiut look at the recent past.