Across Time and Tundra: The Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic

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Raincoast Books, Jan 1, 2003 - Social Science - 230 pages
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The Western Canadian Arctic is a cold and seemingly barren wilderness. Yet for a thousand years it has been the homeland of a rich and accomplished people who call themselves Inuvialuit, "the real people." Hunters and fishers, their lives were enhanced by great annual hunts of beluga and bowhead whales. All that changed with the arrival of Americanwhalers in the 1890s. Decimated by disease and cultural dislocation, the Inuvialuit have successfully rebounded in the last fifty years, signing a major land claim agreement in 1984. This beautiful book is the definitive, illustrated history of one of North America's most interesting and least known Native people. Across Time and Tundra features over 120 imates, including many rare archival photos and exquisite works of art. The text includes traditional Inuvialuit stories and elders' remembrances of life long ago.

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David S Morrison CA, FTIA, Barrister-at-law is senior lecturer in law in the TC Beirne School of Law, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, The University of Queensland. He holds Commerce and Laws degrees, a Masters of Financial Management, Masters of Laws, PhD and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (UQ). The author of eight books including Taxation Law - in principle, Introduction to Taxation Law, and co-author of Crutchfield's Corporate Voluntary Administration, he has published over 40 articles in refereed journals and chapters in books. Foundation Director of the Australian Centre for Commerce and Taxation and member of the Assets and Ageing Research Program, Dr Morrison acknowledges the support of the Australian Research Council. David serves on various Taxation Institute of Australia committees, including the Education, Examinations and Quality Assurance Board at national level and Queensland State Council. He also serves on the Taxation Committee and the Insolvency Committee of the Business Law Section for the Law Council of Australia.

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