The time has come to retire Folks Dressed Up Like Eskimos. This will be the final entry on my blog. This photo was taken in Cape Dorset, Nunavut.
In this photo, I am wearing a pair of grey dress pants I bought at Moore’s men’s wear in the Marche Centrale in Montreal, a purple shirt I bought at Moore’s on Ste. Catherine in Montreal, a purple tie, and a blue blazer which I bought from studio suits dot com. The blazer… it’s bespoke.
For outerwear, I am wearing a pair of down mitts I bought from Atmosphere in the Fairview shopping complex in Pointe Claire, Quebec. I am also wearing a North Face down filled coat that my uncle Bob gave me a few years ago. On my head is nassak, which means “hat” in Inuktitut. The hat is crocheted in typical Inuit style, and I am particularly happy with this hat, as it was my mother’s first nassak.
I accessorized with SALT brand glasses that I got from EyeMaxx on Elgin street in Ottawa, and a leather briefcase that Jayne got me as a gift a few years back.
Folks Dressed Up Like Eskimos was fun. I hope it sparked some interesting discussions on Inuit and indigenous identity, complexity and diversity, and that it helped to perhaps correct some of the misconceptions that people have about Inuit and indigenous peoples.
Nakurmiik to everyone who participated.