20 years of change, conference highlights growing pride in Inuit culture

20th anniversary of Inuit studies conference in St. John’s, N.L.

Trina Roache
APTN National News
Hundreds gathered in St. John’s, N.L. over the weekend as the Inuit studies conference celebrated its 20th anniversary this year.

A lot has changed in two decades from a conference led mainly by non-Inuit academics to one that celebrates Inuit art and culture.

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