LIPA PITSIULAK (1943-2010)
This image was selected for reproduction on a Canadian postage stamp in 1977.
“A long time ago, our ancestors used to hunt like this. This story was told by my father. They used to hunt the caribou covered with caribou skin, pretending to be caribou. They hunted with a bow and arrow before they used the rifle. This man has built a stone blind and waited inside it. You can see those blinds to this day. A lot of hunters disguised themselves in that way. Some of them were shot by arrow accidentally because there were so many hunting at the same time. All of those men died.
(Lipa’s commentary in the 1976 Pangnirtung print catalogue)
Inuit Art in the 1970’s, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1979, page 77, plate 60