Having written my second book around the Traditional Arctic Games I wanted to make sure that all the reference I have made to the Inuit/Eskimo names and culture are correct before I go to press.
I was fortunate enough to contact Johnny Issaluk and ask him for help and he agreed. I feel very honoured as Johnny is an accomplished author himself (Games of Survival.) he is also an actor and athlete.
He is a participant of the Arctic Games – Traditional Inuit Games. this picture demonstrates the one leg high kick, an event that my pirates participate in in Polly’s Eskimo Paralympics.
Johnny Issaluk | Sedna Epic Expedition
Johnny was a member of the 2012 Arctic Jubilee Expedition that successfully climbed the highest point of the Queen Elizabeth Islands, Nunavut, and sent a video greeting to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II—sponsored by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the expedition was followed by schools in the UK and Canada, enabling approximately 17,400 students to learn about Inuit culture and this remote part of the Commonwealth and the Canadian High Arctic.
So you can imagine how chuffed I was when he agreed to read through Polly’s Eskimo Paralympics. It may only be a children’s book, but I want it to be right and I want to highlight other cultures through my writings correctly.
I am so looking forward to working with Johnny and feel very honoured. Thanking you in advance Johnny THANK YOU.