Year: 1987 Source: Arctic, v.40, no.4, (December 1987), p.300-309 SIEC No: 20020633

This paper focuses on the Inuit regions of Alaska, northern Canada & Greenland, for the Inuit have experienced more cultural change since 1945 than in any other concentrated time span before. Although the changes have often resulted in great human tragedies, such as suicide epidemics & alcoholism, many positive changes have also occurred, as shown by major events in the 3 Inuit regions examined. It concludes that the Inuit culture is now in the process of being re-affirmed & will indeed be of increasing worldwide importance as the Arctic emerges as a new international & transnational region.