Shamans, Spirits and Faith in the Inuit North with Kenn Harper

2019 13 Nov
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Shamans, Spirits and Faith in the Inuit North with Kenn Harper

We invite you to join us for the launch of Kenn Harper's fourth book of collected writings on Artic history, Shamans, Spirits, and Faith in the Inuit North.

In this new collection, Harper shares tales of Inuit and Christian beliefs and how these came to coexist—and sometimes clash—in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. During this period, Anglican and Catholic missionaries came to the North to proselytize among the Inuit, with often unexpected and sometimes tragic results. This collection includes stories of shamans and priests, hymns and ajaja songs, and sealskin churches, drawing on first-hand accounts to show how Christianity changed life in the North in big and small ways. This volume also includes dozens of rare, historical photographs.

Kenn Harper is an Arctic historian and fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He is the author of several historical nonfiction books including Thou Shalt Do No Murder and Give Me My Father's Body.

November 13, 7:00pm
Social Innovation Atelier
95 Clegg St., Ottawa
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