Photostory #162L: English Lessons with Leah
National Film Board of Canada
June 17, 1958
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
There was no School at bleak Resolute Bay, 560 miles inside the Arctic circle when Leah returned to her people after 2 years in a tuberculosis sanatorium. While away, the young Eskimo girl had learned to read and write English and, encouraged by the interest of youngsters who lived in the tiny 13-house settlement, Leah decided to hold some classes of her own. The experiment was encouraged by the local member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who provided a small warehouse which served as a school and here for 2 years Leah and her young friends studied together.