Cosmology and Shamanism
Interviewing Inuit Elders: Volume 4Author Bernard Saladin d'Anglure ISBN 9781896204383 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Nunavut Arctic College Publication Date July 06, 2016 Size 152 x 229 mm
The fourth volume in the Interviewing Inuit Elders series examines two important aspects of Inuit culture, cosmology and shamanism that were in large part suppressed following the introduction of Christianity.
Like other volumes in the five—volume series, the book is based on interviews of elders conducted in 1998 by students in Nunavut Arctic College's Inuit Studies Program at Nunatta Campus in Iqaluit. The course, Cosmology and Shamanism, was directed by Bernard Saladin d'Anglure, who also edited the written account.
Unique to this volume is that the book is based on two different sets of interviews. In addition to the elders interviewed in Iqaluit, the book draws on interviews that the editor conducted in Iglulik in 1972 among elders who had more direct personal experience with shamanism.