Inuit women reunited with ancestors’ artifacts in Washington – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201835 Views

‘My spirit had a connection,’ says former MLA of seeing great grandparents’ clothing for first time

May 14, 2018

Four Inuit women originally from Nunavut’s Kivalliq region were in Washington, D.C., recently for an emotional reunion.

Former MLA Manitok Thompson, Veronica Connelly, Rosie Oolooyuk and Bernadette Dean visited the Smithsonian Institution as a special set of artifacts that belonged to their relatives was taken out of storage — including hunting and sewing equipment, art and clothing.

They even saw plaster molds of Thompson’s great grandparents.

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