Aua (alternalely Awa, Ava) (circa 1870, Igloolik area - after 1922) was an Inuk angakkuq (medicine man) known for his anthropological input to Greenland anthropologist Knud Rasmussen. As a spiritual healer practicing into the 1920s, Aua provided perspective on Inuit mythology at a time when it was being subsumed by introduced Christianity. Aua told the story of his cousin's mother Uvavnuk, whose song "The Great Earth" is still popular.
- Penny Petrone. Northern Voices: Inuit Writing in English. University of Toronto Press, 1992. ISBN 9780802077172. Pg 21.
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