Resilient: Inuit Women Out Hunting

CANADA, Nunavut - 
Inuit women

CANADA, Nunavut – 
Inuit women out hunting

Inuit people are really quite amazing, and for sure they are resourceful and resilient – and their elders are no exception! I made this portrait of two elderly Inuit women while they were out hunting caribou for subsistence on a quad. I mean, hats off to these strong women who, despite their age, ride for hours a four-wheeled bike on bumpy dirt roads looking for caribou for dinner! And when they find one, they pull out their rifle, kill the animal and then pull it up whole on their quad to take it back home for cooking. Wow, talk about driving down to the grocery store… 😉

As mentioned on an earlier post, Inuit are one of the three groups of Aboriginal people who live in the Canadian Arctic (the other two groups being First Nations and Métis): Inuit speak a language called Inuktitut (Inuit is an Inuktitut word which means “the people“) and some of them also speak English (not these two ladies, though!)

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10 thoughts on “Resilient: Inuit Women Out Hunting

  1. Dina

    Yes, dear Stefano – hats off to these incredible women! What a life, such a contrast to ours. 😳 And they look sooooo content. 😄
    Love to you all from the airport, have to rush
    Dina xo

  2. Just Add Attitude

    I am drawn into this photograph Stefano, which for me makes it the very best sort of image. The portrait chimes so well with what you say about these women’s lives’ that I can see them in my mind’s eye out hunting for food. 😉

  3. Aquileana

    Great post about the innuit group… I really enjoyed to learn about these aboriginal people who live in the Canadian Arctic, as I didn’t know about them

    Thanks for sharing, best regards, Aquileana 😀


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