Skin Deep explores the enormous importance of skins and skin clothing in Inuit culture, past and present. In Inuit narratives, skin is something that can be worn, shed, and manipulated. People tattoo their own skin to affirm personal and cultural identities, and wear clothing made from animal skins for aesthetic adornment and protection from the elements. Skin Deep features the tools used to hunt animals and prepare their skins; prints, drawings, and sculptures depicting stories and objects in which skin plays a central role; and objects made from skin, such as mitts and boots. The exhibition includes the work of artists like Ningeokuluk Teevee, Jessie Oonark, Arnaqu Ashevak, and Helen Kalvak.
Image: Jessie Oonark (1906 – 1985), Tattooed Faces (1960). Stonecut on paper, ed. 9/50, Carleton University Art Gallery: Gift of Drew and Carolle Anne Armour, 2009. Photo by Patrick Lacasse.
A managed herd of Reindeer make their way from the foothills towards the Arctic Ocean each spring. This video was shot April 6, 2014 when 3000 reindeer crossed the frozen Mackenzie River between Bar-C & Lucas Point
This video is super cool because reindeer are actually an introduced species, also my supervisor told me that the area is nicknamed reindeer point because of crossings like this (although this group is larger than usual).
I love this quote and completely agree with it but when I started thinking about my own use of the word “voiceless” I use it to refer to the dead who are, essentially voiceless. Prehistoric archaeology and forensic anthropology do indeed give voices to those who no longer have them.
I hope they’re planning to fly direct because good luck getting to Alaska via the Alaska Highway. Canada doesn’t take to kindly to hate groups and border security will surely turn you away. We’ve turned them away before and we’ll do it again I assume. Good riddance.