The Experimental Eskimos

In 1962, three 12-year-old Inuit boys — who had scored very highly on IQ tests — were separated from their families in the Arctic and relocated to Ottawa to live with white foster families and be educated in Ottawa public schools. The idea was to see how the brightest young Inuit would fare in the competitive white man’s world and to prepare them for leadership positions in their communities. The Experimental Eskimos is the untold story of how an experiment in social engineering backfired to change not only three boys, but a nation.
Best Documentary, Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival



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