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folks dressed up like Inuit

December 14, 2012

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Great blog by an Inuk who takes exception to that “Chestnuts roasting” Christmas song which refers to “folks dressed up like…” um… Click here to see Joey Flowers’ photo series – folks dressed up like Inuit. It’s a simple, friendly and effective challenge to stereotypes of the northernmost Aboriginal people in Canada (and in a few other countries, too, from Russia to Greenland – I’ll look for a circumpolar map drawn according to indigenous territories).

There was an interview with Joey Flowers tonight on CBC’s As It Happens – and the croony old tune redone, too. The interview hadn’t been podcast yet when I checked, but could be by the time you do.

*The photo caption says: “This is my friend Sarah sitting on Frobisher Bay wearing a handmade parka from Baker Lake, NU; a random toque from Tribal Voices, Peterborough, ON; a pair of green mittens from a random store on Commercial Drive, Vancouver; a pair of Columbia snowpants, and a pair of Sorels (both the parka and the Sorels were hand-me-downs from her grandmother and are both at least 30 years old…)”

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  1. Ruby permalink
    December 14, 2012 5:25 am

    Wow, some of them are dressed like lesbians – who knew? 😍

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