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'A grotesque travesty': Inuit men hanged in 1923 to assert Canada's control over the north, says author

Debra Komar, the author of The Court of Better Fiction: Three Trials, Two Executions, and Arctic Sovereignty. (Dundurn Press)

Justice Lucien Dubuc travelled north to oversee the trial. (Dundurn Press)

The judicial party outside the courthouse on Herschel Island in July 1923, when the trials were held. Tatamigana is on far right, middle row, standing.

Not enough has changed in relations between Inuit and the Canadian justice system today, said Melissa Irwin, an instructor in Inuit history.

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