A Tale of Inuit Betrayal and Survival in the High Arctic

April 25, 2007

Imagine being banished along with your entire community to a veritable wasteland 1200 miles away from home. It happened to sixteen Inuit families from Hudson Bay in 1953 when the Canadian Government moved them to barren and frozen Ellesmere Island. We’ll hear their story this hour with Melanie McGrath, author of “The Long Exile: A Tale of Inuit Betrayal and Survival in the High Arctic” (Knopf, 2007).


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