Folks Dressed Up Like Eskimos

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe helps to make the season bright, but not many people know how Eskimos dress.

Eskimos (in Canada, at least) generally prefer to be referred to as Inuit, which means "people" in Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit. Inuit have a variety of modes of dress.

This website shows you the diversity of Inuit style, so you can visualize it better, when you hear the song during this Christmas season.

Let's challenge the stereotypes! Email me your pictures at folksdresseduplikeeskimos@gmail.com

Nakurmiik!!

Joseph Flowers, Inuk from Nunatsiavut and Nunavik
Here I am standing in the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC on December 27, 2011. I am in front of the Igloolik display, and I am wearing a pair of Windproof! jeans I got at Uniqlo in New York, black blundstone boots which you may have seen me wear in earlier photos, a McGill Law sweatshirt/hoodie (I just finished my law degree from McGill on December 22), my standard feature Dolce and Gabbana glasses, and a ASolo backpack. I am also carrying a North Face jacket shell, which served me well on this day, because it was really raining hard in DC. 

Here I am standing in the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC on December 27, 2011. I am in front of the Igloolik display, and I am wearing a pair of Windproof! jeans I got at Uniqlo in New York, black blundstone boots which you may have seen me wear in earlier photos, a McGill Law sweatshirt/hoodie (I just finished my law degree from McGill on December 22), my standard feature Dolce and Gabbana glasses, and a ASolo backpack. I am also carrying a North Face jacket shell, which served me well on this day, because it was really raining hard in DC. 

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