No Borders

No Borders


Book - 2013
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On CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens list 2013

On Resource Links' Best of 2013 list

2014/2015 Red Cedar Non-Fiction Award shortlist

No Borders shares the life of Darla Evyagotailak, a 16 year old Inuk girl. Through Darla's life readers will get a glimpse into the intricately connected families of Inuit living in the communities of Kugluktuk, Nunavut and Ulukhaktok, NWT. Although recently divided by the border between the two territories the communities share a common ancestry and their language called Inuinnaqtun. The border is invisible to them however, and as Darla's Grandfather tells her, 'we are just like the caribou, they don't see the border and neither do we'.

Darla Evyagotailak is a 16 year old girl from Kugluktuk, Nunavut. She enjoys soccer, square dancing and her favourite subject in school is drafting. Raised by her maternal grandparents with lots of time spent with her great-grandparents, Darla has had the opportunity to be connected with the strength of her ancestors. In No Borders, Darla accompanies her grandmother and great grandparents on a journey which crosses the border between the community of her birth and the lands of her ancestors.

" No Borders is beautifully designed with engaging photographs that give an intimate glimpse into Darla's life. There are sidebars entitled "Our Words", "Our Stories" and "The Land is our Storybook." End matter includes information on "Inuit Identity Tags", "Tattoos in Inuit Culture" and "The Evolution of the NWT Boundary", making No Borders a thought-provoking introduction to Inuit culture."
Highly Recommended.
-- CM Magazine

Published: Markham, Ontario : Fifth House Ltd., [2013], ©2013.
ISBN: 9781927083079
Branch Call Number: E971.955 EVY
Characteristics: 34 pages :,illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps, portraits (chiefly colour) ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: Kigliqangittuq


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