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Biennial Conference of Inuit Studies Association

OCTOBER 7 – 10, 2016


René Kristensen, Marc Buriot and Marius, Leo, Tim from Uummannaq at Quidi Vidi Brewery claim 12 bottles of beer, which have been brewed by water that floated down as an iceberg from Greenland.

City of St. John’s from Signal Hill.

Greenland crew on Signal Hill.

The Rooms Museum.

Luise Hermanutz and Patrick Webb, wife and son of Ches Webb, await discussion on char and salmon. Ches with his brother Joe operated their boat the Viola Dee for many years, transporting scientists and travelers along the length of Labrador’s coast.

Jamie Snook Mayor of Happy Valley, Kathleen Blanchard of Intervale Associates and Randy Edmunds of Makkovik discuss film “A Legacy for Life”, which features Atlantic salmon and Arctic char in the waters of Labrador was co-produced by Patrick Webb and Kathleen Blanchard. In discussion of film,  Kathleen reflects upon the “Three C’s” shared with  the Quebec-Labrador Foundation: culture, community, conservation.

Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapirit Kanatami, addresses Inuit path to self-determination in Labrador.

Will gives a presentation on the geography  and climate of Greenland.

The traditional Nain Brass Band presents Moravian music from Nunnatsiavut.

Meeting after a session, Bill Fitzhugh and Hans Rollmann have a discussion.  Hans is author of the classic field guide of Labrador’s coastal Moravian mission stations. (Labrador Through Moravian Eyes: 250 Years of Art, Photographs & Records. St. John’s, Newfoundland: Department of Tourism, Culture, and Recreation. Special Celebrations Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador, Inc. 2002.).

Performance artist Tanya Tagaq appears with her daughter.

René, Mark, Will, Bill and boys Leo, Marius, Tim say their good-byes.