Aua (shaman)

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Aua (alternalely Awa, Ava) was an Inuit angakkuq (shaman) known for his anthropological input to Greenland anthropologist Knud Rasmussen. As a shaman practicing into the 1920s, Aua provided perspective on Inuit religion at a time when it was being subsumed by introduced Christianity.


  • Penny Petrone. Northern Voices: Inuit Writing in English. University of Toronto Press, 1992. ISBN 080207717X, 9780802077172. Pg 21.