Since the late 1970s, David Pelly has
been travelling, living, and
learning in Canada’s Arctic.
researched and written
extensively about the land and its people, the culture and history of
David has written several books
, scores of
number of research
reports. Much of
his work has been based on
elders, information shared with
David by Inuit friends and acquaintances over the years. David’s
accumulation of tape recordings and written field notes comprise a
substantial contribution to the oral history record in Nunavut.
Similarly, his photographs
the land, the communities,
and the people across much of Nunavut.
David led his first Arctic expedition in 1977, beginning a northern career
spanning more than 30 years of wilderness travel by canoe and dog-team in the barrenlands.
He is a modern-day explorer of the northern cultural landscape, both physically and via
documentation of Inuit traditional knowledge. He has led numerous canoe trips in the barrenlands
and participated in several other expeditions
notably dog-sled trips in the High Arctic
and winter hunting trips across the barrens with Inuit friends.
He is among the most experienced and widely published writers on northern cultural subjects in Canada.
All text and photos on these web pages are © David F. Pelly.
Any reproduction in whole or in part, without express written permission,
is strictly prohibited.