Photostory #35: Canada's Northern Citizens

Photographers
Wilfred Doucette , Bud Glunz , George Hunter , Jean Roy , Doug Wilkinson
Maker
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
November 29, 1955
Collection
CMCP fonds
Credit Line

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

Main Text

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.