Fiers d'etre InnvialuitsAuthor James Pokiak & Mindy Willett Photographs by Tessa Macintosh ISBN 9781927083062 Binding Trade Cloth Publisher Fifth House Publication Date October 26, 2012 Size 210 x 210 mm
James Pokiak is proud to be Inuvialuit. The Inuvialuit, or "real people," are the most westerly Canadian Inuit. James lives in Tuktoyaktuk, NT, a community above the Arctic Circle, on the shore of the Arctic Ocean. Even though he lives in town now, James grew up on the land, learning the traditional values and survival skills of his people.
In this fifth book in the The Land is Our Storybook series, James and his daughter, Rebecca, go on a trip to harvest a beluga whale. Harvesting and processing belugas with his family is important to James. It is an integral part of what it means to be Inuvialuit. Join James and his family and learn about how the beluga whale is interlinked with Inuvialuit culture and history.
is an educator from Yellowknife, NWT. She has co-authored all of the books in The Land is Our Storybook series. When not writing she can be found paddling or skiing on the other side of Great Slave Lake.
is an award-winning northern photographer who raised her family in Yellowknife. In 35 years she has been fortunate to photograph many wonderful northerners and fantastic places across the North. Tessa loves to float a canoe on Great Slave Lake as the full heat of the long summer sun builds. This is to prepare for the cracking solid -35-degree winter nights filled with dancing aurora.