Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club

What I Remember, What I Know: The Life of a High Arctic Exile by Larry Audlaluk

English Mar 25, 2022 Download

About the episode

What I Remember, What I Know: The Life of a High Arctic Exile is written by Larry Audlaluk who was born in Uugaqsiuvik, a small camp west of Inukjuak in northern Quebec. Larry Audlaluk has seen incredible changes in his lifetime. He was relocated to the High Arctic in the early 1950s with his family when he was almost three years old. They were promised a land of plenty. They discovered an inhospitable polar desert. Sharing memories both painful and joyous, Larry tells of loss, illness, and his family’s fight to return home, juxtaposed with excerpts from official government reports. With refreshing candour and an unbreakable sense of humour, Larry leads the reader through their struggle to survive and through a life between two worlds as southern culture begins to encroach on Inuit traditions.

In this episode Larry is joined in conversation with Charlotte Qamaniq a North Baffin Inuk performance artist, actor, and contemporary and traditional throat singer hailing from Iglulik, Nunavut.

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