Martha Of The North

In 1953 a small number of Inuit families became pawns in a government scheme to ensure Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic. Martha Flaherty, granddaughter of the man who made “Nanook of the North” was only 5 when she and her parents were lured from their Inuit village in Northern Quebec and taken to settle in the high Arctic in barren Resolute Bay. Told that game would be plentiful and life would be easy, they instead for years endured hunger and extreme cold. Martha recounts first-hand a remarkable story of survival and resilience in the face of betrayal by our government.

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