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By Eddy Weetaltuk,Thibault Martin,Isabelle St. Amand

ISBN-10: 0887558224

ISBN-13: 9780887558221

“My identify is Weetaltuk; Eddy Weetaltuk. My Eskimo tag identify is E9-422.” So starts From the "Tundra to the Trenches." Weetaltuk skill “innocent eyes” in Inuktitut, yet to the Canadian govt, he was once referred to as E9-422: E for Eskimo, nine for his group, 422 to spot Eddy.

In 1951, Eddy made up our minds to go away James Bay. simply because Inuit weren’t allowed to depart the North, he replaced his identify and used this new identification to enlist within the Canadian Forces: Edward Weetaltuk, E9-422, grew to become Eddy very important, SC-17515, and headed off to struggle within the Korean conflict. In 1967, after fifteen years within the Canadian Forces, Eddy again domestic. He labored with Inuit formative years being affected by drug and alcohol dependancy, and, in 1974, all started writing his life’s tale. This compelling memoir lines an Inuk’s stories of worldwide trip and army carrier. in retrospect on his existence, Weetaltuk desired to convey younger Inuit that they could do and be what they select.

From the Tundra to the Trenches is the fourth e-book within the First Voices, First Texts sequence, which publishes misplaced or underappreciated texts by way of Indigenous writers. This new English version of Eddy Weetaltuk’s memoir contains a foreword and appendix by means of Thibault Martin and an advent through Isabelle St-Amand.

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