[The little Arctic tern and the big polar bear]: R44-15/1962-PDF

"The following story is written in the new Roman orthography which was devised to serve as a standard system of writing the Eskimo language spoken in Canada. However, once in possession of such a tool kit, there remains the task of making it available to the Eskimo people themselves. Of course, this cannot be done without first having a certain body of literature expressed in the new system of writing. Though a certain amount of material written in the new orthography already exists, the following tale entitled "The Little Arctic Tern and the Big Polar Bear" is, to our knowledge, the first piece of creative literature to appear in the standard Roman orthography."--Introduction.

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Department/Agency Indian and Northern Affairs. Northern Administration Branch. Welfare Division.
Title [The little Arctic tern and the big polar bear]
Publication Type Monograph
Language [Inuktitut]
Format Electronic
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Note Title from introduction. Digitized edition from print [produced by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada].
Date 1962.
Number of Pages 1 v. (various pagings) :
Catalogue Number
  • R44-15/1962-PDF
Subject Terms Inuit, Children's literature, Writing