Canadian Artist Brigitte Schreyer

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Pangnirtung, Baffin Island; twenty years later
Brigitte above Pangnirtung

In the summer of 2009, Brigitte spent 14 days in Pangnirtung, Baffin Island, living with an Inuit family. Brigitte traveled with two of her hiking friends and neighbors, Linda and Janie.

For two weeks they lived in the home of retired Reverends, Abraham and Meeka Arnaqaq, whose large family they had the pleasure of meeting. It was wonderful to experience their way of life. These people still live mostly off the land and the sea as their Ancestors have.

Brigitte and her friends felt lucky to see the ice floes during the first week. Since the ice quickly melted, they were able to travel by boat to the Cumberland Sound to see large icebergs. Another boat trip was taken down the Pangnirtung Fiord to the beginning of the Auyuittuq National Park.

Our Home away from home
Polar Bear Iceberg
Lady in an Amauti
Our Home away from home
Polar Bear Iceberg
Lady in an Amauti
The Hat Mountains
The catch was good
Our first hike with Mike
The Hat Mountains
The catch was good
Our first hike with Mike
Tea at Mike & Nicole's
Ezra cooking
Tea at Mike & Nicole's
Ezra cooking
View from my window, 2:30 am
New Bridge & Samo's House
Meeka preparing Caribou Stew
Meeka entertaining us
New Bridge & Samo's House
Meeka preparing Caribou Stew
Meeka entertaining us
Meeka baking a bannock
Mason, Casey and Mini
Lorna & Brigitte exchanging gifts
Meeka baking a bannock
Mason, Casey and Mini
Lorna & Brigitte exchanging gifts
Linda, Janie & I
Joavee, our guide
In Meeka & Abrahams Hut
Linda, Janie & I are off to see
icebergs in the Cumberland Sound
Joavee, our guide
In Meeka & Abraham's Hut
Brigitte sampling Seal
Beautiful colours
Celebrating Canada Day in Baffin Island
Brigitte sampling Seal
Beautiful colours
Celebrating Canada Day in Baffin Island
Having tea with the Elders
Brigitte sampling Eider Duck
Abraham teaching us Inuit games
Been here before
Brigitte sampling Eider Duck
Abraham teaching us Inuit games
Having tea with the Elders
Saying our goodbyes to the Arnaqaq Family
 
Having tea with the Elders
Saying our goodbyes to the Arnaqaq Family