The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is a participant in the 2016 Inuit Studies Conference, which starts today in St. John’s and runs until October 10th.

This historic conference brings together Elders, knowledge-holders, researchers, artists, policy-makers, students and others from all over the world to engage in conversations about the many and diverse ways in which Inuit traditions shape understanding while registering social and cultural change.

It is co-hosted by Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Nunatsiavut Government.

NCC staff and researchers are presenting on work about southern Inuit traditions, knowledge and culture.

The presentations are:

• Re-storying Indigenous women’s histories in NunatuKavut, Labrador;
• Why integration of Inuit Traditional Knowledge for resource management needs to consider more than just biological data: the southern Inuit of Labrador perspective;
• Perspectives on the politics of identity; and
• Labrador marriages at the turn of the nineteenth century.

NCC will also be facilitating a film screening and discussion of “People of NunatuKavut,” a video that follows the journey of the Inuit of southern Labrador from their ancient roots to modern-day life.

For information on 2016 Inuit Studies Conference and to download a copy of the program, please visit

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