Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Several years ago I was reading Diamond Jenness's account of his time spent with Stephanson in the western Arctic. It was in the early part of the 20th century in an area of the Arctic where Inuit people for coming into contact with southern Canadian traders for the first time. In his book, Jenness describes an odd event which struck me deeply. It was an encounter with a very old man called Ilatsiak, apparently a shaman, and much revered by his people. What the man said to Jenness was haunting and mysterious and it got me thinking about what his story might be. Unable to shrug it off, I began writing Ilatsiak's story. Visit my companion blog called 'Ctories' (link to it on the right) and see what you think of Ilatsiak and the story he tells...
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very good reading, will be returning for more!
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