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Edited by Louis McComber


ISBN: 978-1-896204-71-0

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Inuktitut ISBN: 978-1-896204-75-

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6" x 9"

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384 pages

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Trade paperback

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We Call It Survival

The Life Story of Abraham Okpik

Life Stories of Northern Leaders, Volume 1

Abraham Okpik travelled through many different and changing worlds. Life took him from the traditional nomadic way of life of the Alaskan Iñupiat to a federal government office building in Ottawa. Like other Inuit of his generation, Okpik hunted and trapped, travelled by dogteam, and built igluit. Simultaneously, he was an avid reader with a knack for historical detail, a man who eventually took a leading role in the development of political institutions in the Canadian North.