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Nunavut Arctic College has been publishing for almost three decades. Our press predates the political creation of Nunavut, but not the historical reality of a distinct Inuit land. We have been around for some time, yet we are new on the landscape of Canadian publishing.
Most people across Canada (and the world) are not familiar with our books. There is a good reason for this. Our books were purposefully published to serve students, teachers, and community members in the Eastern Arctic. These works were not intended for wide distribution, enviable sales, or awards; they exist as urgent, at times rough-hewn manifestations of intimate and collaborative efforts to archive the knowledge and history of unique generations. The narrators in our pages are often Inuit who weathered the bewildering movement from the land to static settlements in the mid-20th century, and those who entered residential schools.