Inuit children at Hebron, 1926
The provincial government closed the Inuit communities of Hebron and Nutak in the 1950s and relocated residents to Nain, Hopedale, and Makkovik. Like resettlement programs taking place in rural Newfoundland communities at the same time, the Hebron and Nutak closures created many far-reaching social and economic problems for those involved. In 2005, the Newfoundland and Labrador government formally apologized to the Inuit families it removed from Nutak and Hebron in the 1950s; it also paid $63,000 in compensation to those involved.
Photographer: L.T. Burwash. Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada (PA-099486).