QTC Contextual Histories
Distributing cigarettes to Inuit girls. Pangnirtung, N.W.T., ca. 1944 [Back Row from Left: Evie Anilniliak (facing the camera). Fourth from left in back row: Alookie (Akpalialuk’s wife), Angutikatak and Elisapee Ishulutaq (woman facing the camera closest to the man distributing cigarettes). Immediately to the man’s right, back row is Akutuk (also facing the camera).]. Source: Library and Archives Canada, J.L. Robinson, Indian and Northern Affairs, Departmental Library Albums, PA-102228.
During the course of QTC hearings and archival research, several contextual issues arose that required further investigation. These QTC contextual histories have informed development of the overarching Qikiqtani Truth Commission Final Report: Achieving Saimaqtigiiniq. Currently, the following QTC contextual history is available:
- The Official Mind in the Baffin Region, 1950 to 1975 – Gavamakkut Isumaliurutiviningit
A preliminary draft contextual history is also available on the following topic and will be finalized over the coming months:
See the QTC Thematic Histories for more comprehensive analyses of subjects such as education, housing, health care and so on.