McGill-Queen's University Press
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Non-Fiction | Non-Fiction History | Non-Fiction Political
The Arctic is ruled by ice. For Inuit, it is a highway, a
hunting ground, and the platform on which life is lived.
While the international community argues about
sovereignty, security, and resource development at the top
of the world, the Inuit remind us that they are the
original inhabitants of this magnificent place - and that
it is undergoing a dangerous transformation. The Arctic
ice is melting at an alarming rate and Inuit have become
the direct witnesses and messengers of climate change.
Through an examination of Inuit history and culture,
alongside the experiences of newcomers to the Arctic
seeking land, wealth, adventure, and power, Our Ice Is
Vanishing describes the legacies of exploration,
intervention, and resilience. Combining scientific and
legal information with political and individual
perspectives, Shelley Wright follows the history of the
Canadian presence in the Arctic and shares her own journey
in recollections and photographs, presenting the far North
as few people have seen it.
Climate change is redrawing the boundaries of what Inuit
and non-Inuit have learned to expect from our world. Our
Ice Is Vanishing demonstrates that we must engage with the
knowledge of the Inuit in order to understand and
negotiate issues of climate change and sovereignty claims
in the region.
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