In January, 2012, Kate Hennessy represented the project team in a workshop called "After the Return" at the American Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. Mervin Joe was also scheduled to attend but was unfortunately kept at home by the famous Inuvik blizzard that damaged the roof of the Inuvik airport! Luckily Mervin was able to Skype into the workshop to talk about his outreach work in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region and his work on the Inuvialuit Living History website. Kim Christen, a co-organizer of the workshop, wrote a great summary on the blog "Material World" about the workshop In addition to describing many of the fantastic presentations given in the course of the event, she talks about Mervin's virtual presentation. All in all it was a wonderful few days and we arereally looking forward to future collaborations and publications. Read More
This article was just published in the Slave Lake Journal, reporting on Mervin and Chuck's presentation about the Inuvialuit Living History Project in Fort Smith, NWT.
Inuvialuit trace their culture south to the Smithsonian
By MEAGAN WOHLBERG, SRJ Reporter
Tue, Nov 15, 2011
In the mid-1860s, Hudson's Bay Company trader Roderick MacFarlane sent
thousands of cultural and scientific artifacts from the Fort Anderson
trading post on Inuvialuit territory down to the Smithsonian Museum in
Washington, DC. Read More
Tusaayaksaat is a magazine published by the Inuvialuit Communications Society. This great article written by our project team member Maia Lepage tells the story of how Inuvialuit artifacts were collected by Roderick MacFarlane and brought to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, and how in 2009 an Inuvialuit delegation traveled to Washington D.C. to see them for the first time. Beautiful photographs are by Maia Lepage and Dave Stewart.