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
This is a photo that my friend Jennifer had taken of her and some friends with Matthew Broderick in New York City in 1997. She’s the one on MB’s left shoulder there. In front of her is Quppa, and on MB’s right side, in front is Annie, Elisapi, and Lydia (with glasses). They are wearing typical late-90s hairstyles, clothing and glasses. I apologize for not having more specifics on their mode of dress. Jennifer said, “Lydia by-passed all the bodyguards while they were filming a movie and yelled ‘Matthew, we’re Eskimos!’ That stopped all movie production right then and there! …I’m surprised they didn’t throw (Lydia) in jail!”

This is a photo that my friend Jennifer had taken of her and some friends with Matthew Broderick in New York City in 1997. She’s the one on MB’s left shoulder there. In front of her is Quppa, and on MB’s right side, in front is Annie, Elisapi, and Lydia (with glasses). They are wearing typical late-90s hairstyles, clothing and glasses. I apologize for not having more specifics on their mode of dress. Jennifer said, “Lydia by-passed all the bodyguards while they were filming a movie and yelled ‘Matthew, we’re Eskimos!’ That stopped all movie production right then and there! …I’m surprised they didn’t throw (Lydia) in jail!”

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