Photo #5

Fishing at a Crack in the Ice
Cornelius (Kooneeloosee) Nutarak
1924, Clyde River, Nunavut – 2007 Pond Inlet, Nunavut

Graphite and coloured pencil on paper
© Canadian Museum of History, IV-C-6949

The artist depicts spring fishing at a crack in the ice, using jigs and fish spears. The inscription conveys the pleasure of fishing: "That was how we caught fish back then. It was very exciting when we caught fish... That is how we are still doing it, just like you see during springtime on the shore... The fish are healthy and delicious."

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