Problems of Eskimo relocation for industrial employment: R42-4/1968-1E-PDF

a preliminary study /

"Under the auspices of the Northern Science Research Group, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, research was conducted during 1967 into the possible reasons for variable success in relocating Eskimo families to centres of industrial employment. A number of interim conclusions have been drawn. Where the migrants lack comprehension of the informal rules governing behaviour that is acceptable in southern communities, and where attempts are made by the migrants to retain former life patterns, assimilation and/or acceptance into the community is seriously retarded. Further, although technical training and grade-school education are necessary for migration, by themselves they are not sufficient for successful adjustment to community life-styles. The problem lies partly in community awareness of the migrant, and partly in the more insistent demands by the community for conformity of the migrant to ‘normative’ behaviour. In short, because the migrant is unaware of the informal rules governing àcceptable behaviour in southern communities, and because his only recourse is to assume that the actual behaviour he observes is acceptable, he models his own behaviour accordingly and, in consequence, is rejected by the community."--Abstract.

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Department/Agency Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
Title Problems of Eskimo relocation for industrial employment
Subtitle a preliminary study /
Series Title NSRG ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
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Note Digitized edition from print [produced by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada].
Date 1968.
Number of Pages ix, 25 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • R42-4/1968-1E-PDF
Subject Terms Inuit, Social problems, Industrial workers