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Social Science Native American Studies

Between Heaven and Earth

The Recollections of Felix Kupak

edited by Frédéric Laugrand & Jarich Oosten

translated by Gloria Putumiraqtuq

Publisher
Nunavut Arctic College
Initial publish date
May 2017
Category
Native American Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9782921438872
    Publish Date
    May 2017
    List Price
    $20.00

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Felix Kupak (1918-2005), a hunter and carver, was a highly respected elder from Naujaat, Nunavut. He was a quiet man who was very much appreciated for his knowledge. He was a Roman Catholic and closely related to the famous Tirisikuluk. In this book, the result of a series of interviews, Kupak sheds light on many aspects of his life and shares his extensive knowledge on angakkuuniq (shamanism) and Christianity. He speaks of the open practice of angakkuuniq and life on the land before the creation of permanent settlements; the role of angakkuuniq in healing; the hardships of the past; experiences of life and death; and many other aspects of traditional and contemporary Inuit life. This book will contribute to a better understanding of Inuit qaujimajatuqangit as it took shape when Inuit converted to Christianity, and will shed light on the preservation and transformation of Inuit cultural identity and traditions during this time.

About the authors

Frédéric Laugrand is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Université Laval.

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Jarich Oosten (1945–2016) was emeritus Professor of the Department of Anthropology at Leiden University and the author of numerous publications.

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