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Louise Abbott on The Bridge

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Nantali Indongo, the vibrant host of CBC Radio's The Bridge (broadcast on CBC Radio One in Quebec on Saturday at 5 p.m.), interviewed Louise Abbott about her life and work and the music that has inspired her.

 To hear an excerpt:

Louise Abbott on preserving cultures of rural Quebec

 To hear the full interview (once CBC has had the chance to post it!):


High Flight


 Niels Jensen is now a Transport Canada-certified drone operator. Here's a photo of the Eastmain River in Eeyou Istchee (northern Quebec) that he shot  in the autumn of 2017 for COTA (Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association).


 This is the Yuneec Typhoon H drone that he uses.


The Inuit North: Seen From Here, Seen From There

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If you're interested in the North, you might want to attend a panel discussion that is part of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival in Montreal on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The details are below.

The Inuit North: Seen From Here, Seen From There

McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal

Saturday, April 28, 14:00-15:30 (2-3:30 p.m)

Throat singers Jeannie Calvin and Hannah Tooktoo will perform.

Authors Zebedee Nungak, Carolyn Marie Souaid, and Juliana Léveillé-Trudel will participate in the panel discussion.

 Louise Abbott will serve as the moderator.

 Makivik Corporation is kindly sponsoring this event.


The History of Quebec North of the 55th Parallel

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If you're interested in the history of Quebec north of the 55th parallel from the perspective of an Inuk who has helped to shape that history, you should pick up Zebedee Nungak's new book,   Wrestling with Colonialism on Steroids: Quebec Inuit Fight for Their Homeland (Véhicule Press).


For Louise Abbott's review in the Montreal Review of Books, please see Wrestling with Colonialism on Steroids.

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 Memphrémagog: An Illustrated History (volume 2) 

A new book by Louise Abbott


 The second volume of Abbott's two-volume landscape history of the Memphremagog region was published in the summer of 2017. A new edition of the first volume  is also available. The books retail for $80 CAD, $60 US. To order either book for shipping, please contact Hélène Hamel: or visit

Retail outlets stocking the book include:
Studio Georgeville, 20 carré Copp, Georgeville, QC

819-843-9992 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Brome Lake Books, Knowlton, QC

The Jewett General Store, Vale Perkins, QC

Memphremagog Conservation Inc., Austin, QC

GGC, Magog, QC

Memphremagog Watershed Association/ MAC Center for the Arts, Newport, VT 

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