Photo #3

Juggling Songs
Jemima Angelik Nutarak
1915, Pond Inlet, Nunavut –

Graphite on paper
© Canadian Museum of History, IV-C-6917

This woman, dressed in a fine caribou skin amauti, juggles stones and sings an Ajaja song about her world, using words that are ancient, with obscure or nonsensical meanings: "...who are your uncles, Singing Ajaja Tools, Through the needle, Whip, pointed ones, Singing Ajaja..."

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