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Through the oral histories of three Inuit women - mother, daughter, and granddaughter - we witness a people in transition. Appia Agalakti Awa, born in about 1931, grows up in a traditional Inuit community, living off the land and traveling by dogsled. Her daughter, Rhoda Kaukjak Katsak, attends a government school and learns English, but still feels deeply connected to her Inuit roots. Rhoda's daughter, Sandra Pikujak Katsak, lives much like other urban young people, with concerns about school, drugs, alcohol, and peer pressure. The stories of these three women humanize the enormous issues faced by pre-industrial peoples as they move into industrial society.
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