SakKijâjuk Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut
Talk: Renatus' Kayak
Sunday, June 3 from 3pm to 5pm
Join us for a talk followed by a Q+A with author/researcher Rozanne Enerson Junker and Fred Ford, President of the Manitoba Inuit Association
Renatus' Kayak: A Labrador Inuk, an American G.I. and a Secret World War II Weather Station
Free entry* • Talk begins at 3pm • Book-signing at 4pm
Renatus' Kayak begins as Woody Belsheim attempts to reconnect with the family of Renatus Tuglavina, who had "kept him sane" when he was one of seven G.I.s serving in the secret American weather station in Hebron, Labrador, during WWII. It soon becomes a true detective story that delves into military history, Inuit culture, wartime politics and a star-crossed love. Renatus emerges as an Inuk leader whose amazing life had been lost to history until the model sealskin kayak he made and gave to Woody led Junker on a journey to its discovery.
*Does not include admission to the galleries