Photostory #35: Canada's Northern Citizens
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Faces of the north reflect the childlike, yet rugged, simplicity of the Eskimo. This nomadic race, living by its creed of "lyonamut" ("It can't be helped"), has little concern for the future. Immediate problem is to obtain adequate supplies of food. Year-round, from their summer camps clustered at the mouth of a river, or their winter igloos on the desolate tundra, they set out in search of the seal, walrus and caribou that make up their main diet. Skins of these animals also provide material for clothing.