Collings, Peter F. (2014) Becoming Inummarik: Men’s Lives in an Inuit Community, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press
Keywords: gender, homeownership, Housing Assistance Program, resettlement, social housing, Ulukhaktok (Holman), wage
Collings research examines the experiences of Inuit men as they move through adolescence toward adulthood and elderhood. He conducted this research from in Ulukhaktok between 1992-2012.
Inuit began moving off of the land into permanent settlements in the 1960s because of access to government public housing, support programs, medical care and wage
Older Inuit rely on old age pensions and traditional cash-generating strategies and tend to live in heavily subsidized public housing. In 2007, rents for older Inuit were approximately $38 each month and utility payments were heavily subsidized (p. 53). Under the Housing Assistance Program (HAP), some older Inuit obtained private units for free. Because HAP ended in the 1990s, young Inuit were unable to take advantage of the program (p. 53).
According to Collings, Inuit recognize the state as a source of economic help and assistance. This includes social assistance, tax credits