Marie Michael Library

Title

Broken Promises: the High Arctic Relocation

Length

52:30 min.

File No

332

Format

DVD; NFB.

Description

In 1953, the Canadian government relocated seven Inuit families from Northern Quebec to the High Arctic. They were promised an abundance of game and fish and were assured that they could return home in 2 years if things didn't work out. In reality, they faced hunger, extreme cold, illness, alcoholism and poverty, and would remain there for thirty years. Evidence points to the government's wish to strengthen Canada's sovereignty in the Arctic as playing a part in the decision to relocate. National Film Board (NFB).

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