WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH – CELEBRATING OUR FEMALE INUIT ANCESTORS
October is Women’s History Month in Canada. We’re encouraging our members to reflect on the contributions of women in our territory, and sharing their stories so the world may see #ThroughHerLens. Throughout the month of October, NCC will be highlighting female Inuit ancestors who have made a significant impact to the lives and well-being of Inuit throughout NunatuKavut.
We are inviting NCC members to send us stories and photo of a female Inuit ancestor of theirs so that we may highlight them! Multiple submissions are encouraged, and may be included in an upcoming addition to our “Stories of NunatuKavut” StoryMap.
Our first story, pictured below, is one of great will and determination. Ms. Lucy Whittle (nee Keefe) was a midwife who oversaw the birth of many NunatuKavut Inuit in the Black Tickle/Batteau area. Her photograph and story came to us from Mabel Groves.
HOW DO I SUBMIT?
- Visit our Facebook page and add your photos and stories in the comment section of our Women’s History Month posts, OR…
- Send your photos and stories via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note* by submitting, you agree to allow us to use your image and story in future NCC publications (with full credit).