Inuit Art Quarterly
Land of None | Land of Us
Challenging the idea of an “unoccupied” or “vast, empty” Arctic by sharing images of Indigenous connections to land, knowledges, practices, relationships and kinships around the circumpolar world, Land of None | Land of Us is curated by Jennifer Bowen, Alice Marie Jektevik, Melissa Shaginoff and Jessica Winters, and mentored by Pat Kane and Dr. Heather Igloliorte. The exhibition will also be featured in Toronto, ON, this fall during the CONTACT Photography Festival and Nuit Blanche.
“[This] is a portrait taken on the mountain in
Kåfjord, during filming the documentary film Inger Ellen Baal ‘Eallin.’ It is also the cover picture to the film. The picture [was] taken in her small cabinet, the only remaining asset af ter the power development in the area that led to her family losing the right to practice reindeer herding in the area, Goulaš, back in the ’70s.” ØRJAN MARAKATT BERTELSEN
“Harvesting our country foods has sustained us for generations. My thoughts when I was capturing this photo was how fortunate and blessed we are to be able to continue our cultural traditions, to carry on the knowledge that has been passed on for many generations! Muktuk is a delicacy for the Inuvialuit. Mamaqtuq! (Taste good!)” MEEKA STEEN
“This photo is a self-representation of how I define myself in this modern era. I’m still in the process of regaining my Native identity through my research of archived ancestral knowledge. Within my research, I am also exploring the different art formats that my people created hundreds of years ago.”