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Inuit leadership

Business professional associate edits volume of perspectives and voices

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Voices of Inuit Leadership and Self-Determination in Canada presents a broad range of perspectives and voices — Inuit and non-Inuit, youth and Elders, academics and community members — united in their commitment to understanding what Inuit leadership is, has been, and will be.

Premised on the understanding that new ways of blending traditional knowledge with scientific epistemologies must be forged, this volume, edited by David Lough, a professional associate at the Faculty of Business Administration, represents a continuum of voices and styles, which emerged from the 2016 Inuit Studies Conference.

It also deploys a diversity of formats, ranging from traditional storytelling to structured critical discourse.

Visionary and consensual

Always considering past, present and future, Voices of Inuit Leadership and Self-Determination in Canada examines not only the political aspects of leadership, but also cultural narratives, community practices and research agendas.

Across the pages, a portrait of Inuit leadership for the 21st century emerges. It is visionary and consensual, brutally honest about the past and optimistic for the future.

It is rooted in ancient cultural traditions, yet focused on a future that will define its political and cultural autonomy on the very principles that underscore that culture. It is determined in its will toward self-determination and resolute in its desire to assume control for the creation of knowledge about itself and its people.

About the editor

Mr. Lough has held positions with both the Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada and Nunatsiavut over almost 50 years. For more than 25 years, Mr. Lough lived in Labrador and has studied and practised community economic development in Canada’s North.

Published by ISER Books.

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