Tanya sent me this photo for the blog. She said the photo is by Chris King, and in the photo, she is wearing a seal skin coat and a wool knitted cat hat.
Here is a photograph of me and my wife. We went to CBC Ottawa today to film an interview for CBC Northbeat. You can watch the video here: Click to 41:40 or so. Jayne stood on the side while she watched me in the interview. It was a barrel of laughs.
Here I am wearing a suit jacket I bought at Moores in Ottawa on Bank and Laurier, along with a white shirt I got at the Moores store on Ste. Catherine street in Montreal. The seal skin tie is a custom made gift that I was honoured to receive when I graduated from law school. It was made by Mary Aitchison. My mom and my wife arranged to have it made for me for my grad day. I wear the tie during special occasions, like during my convocation and while attending events of particular importance to native people. I also wore a pair of Hilfiger jeans and a pair of Kamik brand boots I bought last year in NYC. Kamik means boot in Inuktitut. So, Boot boots, I guess. In any case, good for walking in a winter wonderland. I wasn’t concerned about the jeans and boots because on camera, you couldn’t see me from the chest down anyway.
While my wife is not an Inuk, she is dressed up in a manner similar to the way I’ve seen several Inuit women dress. And besides… she’s my wife. She is wearing a sweater from Reitmans, a pair of Gap jeans, and a t-shirt from Old Navy. And of course, she wear an infinite beauty that never fades.
My friend Byron, who interviewed me about this blog for CBC Labrador, sent me this picture. He describes it as follows: In this picture, I’m dressed up as a quarter Eskimo, and my daughter Mila is dressed up like a 1/8th Eskimo. She is also dressed up like a Māori. We have matching French-Irish-German-Cree overtones to our style of dress as well. I’m wearing an Old Navy performance fleece, A North Face windbreaker, a quick-drying toque in the style of those preferred by the Canadian Forces, and a handsome red beard. Mila is wearing a Chewbacca costume (synthetic fur).
Here’s a picture of my Uncle Bob. Uncle Bob is one of the funniest people I know, and I love him very much. Last year I posted a picture of Uncle Bob and I together at an art show vernissage.
I asked Uncle for another photo for this year’s batch of blog posts. He sent me this.
The ceramic Yogi Frog was made in China. I wear an American Eagle cap (made in Taiwan) and plaid shirt from the Columbia Sportswear Company (also made in China).