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Author Grant, Shelagh D. (Shelagh Dawn), 1938-
Title Arctic justice : on trial for murder, Pond Inlet, 1923 / Shelagh D. Grant.
Imprint Montreal, Que. : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002.

Author Grant, Shelagh D. (Shelagh Dawn), 1938-
Series McGill-Queen's native and northern series ; 33
McGill-Queen's native and northern series ; 33.
Subject Janes, Robert S., -1920 -- Relations with Inuit.
Murder -- Nunavut -- Baffin Island.
Trials (Murder) -- Nunavut -- Pond Inlet.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Nunavut -- Pond Inlet -- History.
Pond Inlet (Nunavut) -- Ethnic relations.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 342 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents North Baffin to 1905 -- Sovereignty and justice, 1874-1920 -- Gold seekers and fur traders, 1912-1919 -- Sakirmiaviniq -- Police investigations -- Awaiting judgment -- Trial by jury -- To prison and return -- Aftermath -- Arctic justice revisited.
Summary "Arctic Justice recounts a critical episode in how Canada came to control its High Arctic. In 1922 a mad trapper threatened to kill the sled dogs of a group of Baffin Island Inuit and, following the Inuit customary law that individuals who endanger the community must be killed, be was executed. Nuqallaq, an Inuk, killed Robert Janes, a white man, and Canadian authorities made the unprecedented decision to put him and two accomplices on trial for murder, leading to the establishment of Canadian law enforcement in the North. Shelagh Grant shows that Canada's action was motivated more by international political concerns for establishing sovereignty over the Arctic than by the pursuit of justice."--Jacket.
Note English.
ISBN 9780773570030 (electronic bk.)
0773570039 (electronic bk.)
0773529292 (pbk.)
9780773529298 (pbk.)
OCLC # 244764155
Additional Format Print version: Grant, Shelagh D. (Shelagh Dawn), 1938- Arctic justice. Montreal, QC : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002 (DLC) 2004300398

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