September 9, 2011 9:27 AM Subscribe
High Arctic Relocation
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. In the 1950s several Inuit families were relocated from the relatively balmy Inukjuak
, in northern Quebec, to settlements in what are now called Grise Fiord and Resolute in the far north of Canada with few resources to survive the extremely harsh climate.
Ostensibly to reduce pressure on resources in Inukjuak, it has been suggested that the Canadian government wanted to establish settlements, concerned about sovereignty
of the Arctic during the cold war.
Last year, the government formally apologized
. Shortly thereafter, two monuments
YouTube excerpt of a 1995 documentary, Broken Promises