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On the Road – Last stop on the Northern Ranger, June 27, 2008

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The Northern Ranger docked in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut en route to Goose Bay, Labrador

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The deck of the Northern Ranger

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Resting on deck before the flight to Newfoundland

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We met Bertha last summer in Rigolet. She showed us amazing hospitality when we were complete strangers. We had the good fortune to meet up with her again on the ferry from Rigolet to Goose Bay.

On the Road – James Andersen, Photographer, June 26, 2008

Jim Anderson in Makkovik, Nunatsiavut

James Andersen (known affectionately as Uncle Jim) has been documenting the isolated town of Makkovik for more than 30 years. Recently, The Rooms Provincial Museum in St. John’s sponsored a retrospective of his work. We had the honor of meeting Jim last summer, and we had a chance to reconnect briefly on our ferry stop in Makkovik.

On the Road – Lena's Family in Makkovik, Nunatsiavut, June 26, 2008

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Three generations: When the Northern Ranger stopped in Makkovik, Lena invited us to meet her family.

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As a child, Lena’s grandmother came from northern Quebec to Labrador via dog sled.

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Lena’s mother

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Lena

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Lena’s grandparents were Inuit folk singers

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Lena’s sister Juliette

On the Road – The Northern Ranger to Postville, June 26, 2008

Northern Ranger from Hopedale to Postville

Departing Hopedale aboard the Northern Ranger

Northern Ranger from Hopedale to Postville

We met Lena aboard the Ranger. She is the first Inuit archaelogist in Nunatsiavut. This is her son second son.

Northern Ranger from Hopedale to Postville

Icebergs dot the ocean.

Northern Ranger from Hopedale to Postville

Docking at Postville, Nunatsiavut

Northern Ranger from Hopedale to Postville

A boat in Postville, Nunatsiavut

On the Road – an Evening with Augusta, Hopedale, June 25, 2008

Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Augusta grew up in Hebron and came to Hopedale as a child. She spent an evening with us sharing her life story.

On the Road – Singing at the Moravian Church, June 24, 2008

Singing at the Moravian Church in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

A community choir sings at the Moravian Church.

Singing at the Moravian Church in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Singing at the Moravian Church in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Singing at the Moravian Church in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

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On the Road – Sled Dogs in Hopedale, June 25, 2008

Sled dogs in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Sled dogs in Hopdale: To put it mildly, the adult versions are not nearly so cuddly.

Sled dogs in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Sled dogs in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Photo by Anna Maria Johnson

On the Road – An Evening in Hopedale, June 24, 2008

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A polar bear skin dries on a rack in Hopedale.
Nunatsiavut has a strictly limited polar bear hunt. I believe only one resident in the community was allowed to shoot a bear.

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Splitting Arctic char

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Caribou antlers

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A view of the Amaguk Inn in Hopedale

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Anna Maria draws the scene outside our window.

On the Road – Islands and Icebergs near Hopedale, June 24, 2008

Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

A boat trip out to the icebergs

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Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Seagulls and Eider ducks maintain nests on nearby islands.

Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

A fish net yields an arctic char.

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Eddie prepares a delicious meal featuring arctic char after a cold ride back to Hopedale.

On the Road – Stone Carving in Hopedale, June 23, 2008

Stone Carving in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Walter demonstrates stone carving.

Stone Carving in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Jamie takes a crack at it.

On the Road – Hopedale Stone Plant, June 23, 2007

Labradorite Stone Plant in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Blocks of stone that are used to create Labradorite countertops.

Labradorite Stone Plant in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Labradorite Stone Plant in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

On the Road – The Moravian Mission, June 23, 2008

Moravian Mission, Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Moravian Mission, Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Moravian Mission at Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Moravian Mission, Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

The Moravian Seal in the church

Moravian Mission, Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

David Igloliorte with and EMU student in the Moravian Mission Museum

Moravian Mission, Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

A magic lantern slide

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A book signed by Jens Haven, founder of the Moravian presence in Labrador

Moravian Mission, Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Brandon, an EMU student, holds a book from the 18th century.

Moravian Mission, Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

A 1929 guest book signed by Wildfred Grenfell and Nelson Rockefeller

On the Road – The Children of Hopedale, June 22, 2008

Children of Hopedale, Nunatsiavit

That evening we were greeted by the children of Hopedale.

Children of Hopedale, Nunatsiavit

Jens and Derek (an EMU student)

Children of Hopedale, Nunatsiavit

Children of Hopedale, Nunatsiavit

On the Road – The Flight to Hopedale, June 22, 2008

Air Labrador Flight, Goose Bay

Our charter flight to Hopedale at the Goose Bay, Labrador airport

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Inside the Twin Otter

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Flying over Labrador

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The approach to Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

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Gravel runway in Hopedale

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Taxi, Hopedale style!