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Visiting foreign lecturer wishes to make reference to igloo/kayak/#blubber economy. Makes mistake of using word “#Eskimo”.

Is corrected for not saying “#Inuit”.

Corrector corrected, because not all igloo/kayak/#blubber guys are #Inuit.

Corrector-corrector corrected because not all Inuit are igloo/kayak/blubber guys.

Sociologists and anthropologists climb in, and the word “Athabascan” appears, inconclusively.

Linguists challenge spelling of “#Athabaskan”.

Ad hoc discussion of social-justice aspects of #CanadianNavy having a ship called “HMCS Athabaskan”, possibly previously “HMCS Athabascan”, deployed in war in support of #colonialist-#imperial interests.

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On @tagaq's recommendation, I had the chance to watch @Alethea_Aggiuq’s documentary #AngryInuk, It's about how #WhiteSupremacist #vegan lobbyists have decimated Inuit communities with food insecurity. If you care about justice, watch this:
I want to be clear, opposition to the #sealhunt is #WhiteSupremacist and #racist in nature. It is absolutely clear to me that, at best, organizations like @peta ignore their impact on #Inuit. At worst, they're party to an intended programme of starvation.
In the entire course of her documentary, @Alethea_Aggiuq tried meeting with #vegan and #animalrights activists to discuss their impact on #indigenous communities. Every single attempt at communication was met with silence or avoidance.
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