Join Dr. Isabelle St-Amand (Queen’s University) as she shares Eddy Weetaltuk’s memoir From the Tundra to the Trenches (University of Manitoba Press). Eddy Weetaltuk, an Inuk man, joined the Canadian military to fight in the Korean War (1950-1953) under a false name.
This exciting and funny memoir covers his experience at war, as well as his experiences growing up in James Bay and attending a church-run day school and his experiences returning home from war to increased racism. Dr. St-Amand brings her enthusiasm and passion to this conversation, to talk about we can use the memoir as a whole to challenge Canadian history.
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