Twice Colonized

When and Where

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave


Aaju Peter


The Harold Innis Foundation and Innis College present the 2022 Harold Innis Lecture, “Twice Colonized,” with Inuit rights advocate and lawyer Aaju Peter, OC.

Aaju Peter was one of many Greenlandic children sent to school in Denmark in the mid-twentieth century. She felt lost upon return, struggling to reclaim her language and way of living. Peter soon relocated to Iqaluit, where she learned Inuktitut and English and has led a prolific career as a translator, lawyer, entrepreneur, activist, and collector of traditional law.

In her lecture, Aaju Peter will speak about her experience of being “twice colonized” — first as a Greenlandic girl in Denmark, then as an Inuk woman in Canada — and her full-circle journey now teaching Inuktitut to Inuit adults who never got the chance to learn their mother tongue.

Margaret Atwood, CC, OOnt, will offer introductory remarks.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 7 pm

This free, public lecture is offered in person (Innis Town Hall) and online (Vimeo).

Contact Information


Innis College


2 Sussex Ave