Labrador North

Labrador North

| 37 min

This short documentary looks at the government relocation of the Labrador Inuit and the effects on their culture and social structures.

Please note that this is an archival film that makes use of the word “Eskimo,” an outdated and offensive term. While the origin of the word is a matter of some contention, it is no longer used in Canada. The term was formally rejected by the Inuit Circumpolar Council in 1980 and has subsequently not been in use at the NFB for decades. This film is therefore a time-capsule of a bygone era, presented in its original version. The NFB apologizes for the offence caused.

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Labrador North, Roger Hart, offert par l'Office national du film du Canada

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  • réalisateur
    Roger Hart
  • montage
    Roger Hart
  • producteur exécutif
    Len Chatwin
  • photographie
    Andreas Poulsson

  • ElizabethWintersRice

    I was overwhelmed when I saw this video from 1973. The video presented many of the issues that were evident in that period of time for Labrador Inuit. It was just a few years before this video that my father moved his family to Happy Valley away from the north coast to pursue a wage paying job and to provide his family with a better education. It was challenging for all of us in the beginning. Well, all I can say is that it worked, he has three of his children with University degrees, one is a retired teacher; the second is me, I’m currently teaching(both in the mainstream educational system) and another with a psychology degree working in her field in Ottawa. It was moving to see many of our Inuit pioneers from that time period bringing forth issues. It was satisfying to see that they overcame the issues and many more after that. I am proud of how far our Inuit Government have come but realize that we still face issues and I feel confident that we will overcome and surpass these as well

    ElizabethWintersRice, 15 Fév 2011

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