[The little Arctic tern and the big polar bear] / [author Leah Illauq ; translated by A.E. Spalding and Minnie Moore].: 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 Canada.Indian and Northern Affairs.
Canada. Northern Administration Branch. Welfare Division.
Title [The little Arctic tern and the big polar bear] / [author Leah Illauq ; translated by A.E. Spalding and Minnie Moore].
Variant title Imirqutailakuluk Nanuaalullu
Publication type Monograph
Language [Inuktitut]
Format Electronic
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Note(s) Title from introduction.
Digitized edition from print [produced by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada].
Text in Inuktitut with introductions in Inuktitut, French, and English, followed by two English translations.
Publishing information Ottawa : Northern Affairs and National Resources, Welfare Division, 1962.
Author / Contributor Illauq, Leah.
Spalding, Alex.
Moore, Minnie.
Description 1 v. (various pagings) : ill.
Catalogue number
  • R44-15/1962-PDF
Subject terms Inuit, Children's literature, Writing

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