Inuit photographic naming project

Dear Editor,

The goal of this project is to identify the Inuit portrayed in some of the photographic collections held by Library and Archives Canada (LAC) in Ottawa.

The Naming Project, an ongoing initiative, is to give names to the people whose photos were taken and labeled only as “3 Eskimos visit our camp.” The Project also enables Nunavut youth to connect with their elders and to better understand their past, as one participant described it: “This is our family album.”

As a tribute to the importance of language in Project Naming, this Web exhibition is available in Inuktitut, English and French. Project Naming can be viewed in Inuktitut – the Pigiarniq font is available for free download on the site.

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Submitted by, Liane Kennedy