Arctic explorers, Indigenous knowledge

From CBC Radio:

“Author delves into the expeditions and Inuit interactions of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Capt. Bob Bartlett

Bartlett believed he could learn from Indigenous people — which was self-benefiting since it ultimately helped his attempts to reach the North Pole in the early 1900s, according to Maura Hanrahan, a board of governors research chair at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta.”

Inupiat family

Last year CBC Radio interviewed me about the history of exploration, specifically the interactions between explorers and Inuit. Sit back, have a listen, and enjoy the podcast. the podcast.

(In case the link doesn’t work — I’ve had a bit of trouble with it — paste this into your browser: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/looking-north-cbc-arctic-explorers-indigenous-1.4383988)

Pictured above are Kiruk, Kirulek, Helen, and Mugpi, some of the Inupiat who worked with Bartlett during the Canadian Arctic Expedition, which begin in 1913.

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