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TautukKonik | Looking Back

Piusigilauttavut Labradoriup Taggâni, 1969–1986 | A Portrait of Inuit Life in Northern Labrador, 1969–1986

By Candace Cochrane, Andrea Procter, and Nunatsiavut Creative Group
Categories: Photography, Indigenous Studies, Anthropology/ethnography, History
Series: Visualizing the North Atlantic
Series Number: 3
Paperback : 9781990445002, 318 pages, October 2022
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An inspired collaboration which intertwines photographs and Inuit stories to weave a portrait of life in northern Labrador.


TautukKonik | Looking Back is a project to collaboratively create a portrait using repatriated photographs and Inuit narratives in Inuktitut and English interpreting life during a transitional time in northern Labrador.

The Nunatsiavut Creative Group was formed in 2017 to weave together Inuit stories and recollections with photographs taken by Candace Cochrane of Inuit life on the north coast of Labrador between 1969 and 1986. Community researcher Andrea Procter connected Cochrane with the group of Inuit leaders and storytellers, all of whom are passionate about sharing and teaching Inuit history and culture to their children and grandchildren. Over the next five years, Candace Cochrane, Andrea Procter, and the Creative Group reclaimed and resituated the photographs with Inuit stories in a truly collaborative way. Together, they have created an inspired portrait of time and place in northern Labrador.

With contributions from:

Peggy Andersen · Candace Cochrane · Julius Dicker · Rutie Dicker · Minnie Gear · Jade Holwell · Beverly Hunter · Maria Merkuratsuk · Levi Noah Nochasak · Andrea Procter · Sue Webb · Fran Williams · Katie Winters