The Other in the North: Industrial Development on Baffin Island

Frank Tester is a researcher, author, and Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia, in the School of Social Work and in the Institute for Resources and Environmental Sustainability.  His publications include “Tammarniit (Mistakes): Inuit Relocation in the Eastern Arctic, 1939-63” and “Kiumajut (Talking Back): Game Management and Inuit Rights, 1900-70)”, amongst many other articles. His work in Nunavut is focused on social issues and conditions, including Inuit housing and homelessness (Google ‘Iglutaq’), Inuit social history, the impacts of industrial development on Inuit culture, communities and well-being, mental health and social issues affecting Inuit youth.

His work with Inuit youth and Elders can be found at http://www. He is also a narrator of Zacharius Kuunuk’s film ‘Kiviak vs Canada’, and Ole Gjerstad (Piksuk Media), ‘Qimmit.

March 21 also marks the Spring equinox and the one year anniversary of online worship services.

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