Labrador Inuit, ca. 1920s
The Inuit people of Labrador won the right to self-government in 2004 after settling a land claim agreement with the Newfoundland and Labrador government. The Settlement Area consists of 72,520 square kilometers of land in northern Labrador, which includes the five major Inuit communities of Nain, Hopedale, Rigolet, Makkovik, and Postville. The Nunatsiavut Government came into power as a result of the agreement and is now able to pass laws concerning education, health, and cultural affairs.
Photographer unknown. Reproduced by the permission of the Maritime History Archive (PF-323.059), Memorial University, St. John's, NL.