Larry Audlaluk

Larry Audlaluk (born 1953) is an Inuk activist and writer from Canada, whose memoir ''What I Remember, What I Know: The Life of a High Arctic Exile'' was a shortlisted finalist for the Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction at the 2021 Governor General's Awards.

Born in Inukjuak, Quebec, Audlaluk's family was one of several who were forcibly relocated by the Canadian government to Grise Fiord, Nunavut in the High Arctic relocation incident of the 1950s. His family struggled through poverty; Audlaluk sustained an eye injury in childhood and suffered pain for nearly four years before the federal government finally flew him to Montreal for medical treatment.

Audlaluk emerged as a community leader in adulthood, and testified about his experiences to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples in 1993. In 2007 he was inducted as a Member of the Order of Canada to honor his record of community service in Grise Fiord.

''What I Remember, What I Know'' was published in 2020. In addition to the Governor General's Awards, the book was also shortlisted for the 2021 J. W. Dafoe Book Prize. Provided by Wikipedia
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