David Pelly

Author & Cultural Historian
David Pelly - Author & Cultural Historian

As a writer, David’s work has been largely based on Inuit traditional knowledge he collected over the past thirty years. He has published eight books and countless articles about the north, the land, its history, and its people. His book Sacred Hunt, about the profound relationship between Inuit and seals, is particularly recommended to our guests. He has worked with biologists and archaeologists, developed and written documentary films, served as co-curator of Inuit art exhibitions, and assisted with numerous community cultural projects across Nunavut. An adventurer in his own right, he has also led several dozen northern expeditions, travelling by canoe and by dog team for thousands of kilometres in the Arctic wilderness.

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