How an ‘odd’ rock from Salluit ended up on display at Rideau Hall – Nunatsiaq

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 202421 Views

Jul 4, 2024

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It was the early 1960s and three young boys from the south were out on the Nunavik tundra, not far from Salluit, with their Inuit friends when they came upon a strange rock.

The rock was sticking out of the tundra like a sore thumb; there was something “odd” about it, said Michael Roberts, remembering that day.

He was out on the land with his brothers, David and Steven.

Roberts, now 72, is the publisher of Nunatsiaq News. He took over from Steven, who retired as publisher of the newspaper in 2017. David runs production for Nunatsiaq and its sister company, Ayaya Marketing & Communications.

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