Friday, January 9, 2015


The Diary of Johannes Hansen
Expedition to Eastern Greenland: 1884-1885
Translated by Torben Hutchings
160 pages, 4.25 x 7.5" 
Paper, $19.95      ISBN 978-0-9829155-9-2

The catechist Johannes Hansen, called Hanserak, a Greenlandic missionary, was part of Captain Gustav Holm’s well-known umiaq expedition to the east coast of Greenland (1884–1885) which passed the winter in Angmagssalik and discovered 11 Inuit communities.

His diary is a series of extremely interesting sketches of the remarkable customs and practices of the native people, and was reported in the pages of Atuagagdliutit, the first Greenlandic newspaper. This work examines the people of eastern Greenland at the later stages of the 19th century in diaristic form, but with the compassion and empathy of a native. Material of this kind is very rare and significant for understanding the longer, mostly unknown, evolution of Greenlandic culture in the midst of Danish colonization. 

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Titles

Voices and Images of Nunavimmiut

Nunavik's transformation from a subsistence economy to a diversified economy.

Detailed accounts of the successes and failures of the active transformation of the Inuit of Northern Quebec over the past forty years. These volumes tell the story of how a determined people, with the support of the Makivik Corporation, have become economically strong and may well play an important role in the future economic growth of both Quebec and Canada.

Volume 7: Economic Development, Part I
Introduction by Pita Aatami

Communication, Natural Resources and Tourism

ISBN 978-0-9829155-7-8
288 pages    $29.95 cloth

Volume 8: Economic Development, Part II
Introduction by Neil Greig   

Business & Investment, Housing & Construction and
Careers & Training

ISBN 978-0-9829155-8-5
288 pages   $29.95 cloth