David Attenborough TV - Rie Oldenburg - Abraham Okpik - Nanook of the North 1922 - The Last Igloo TV -
No Eskimo lives in this way today. David Attenborough, The Living Planet s1e2: The Frozen World, BBC 1984
The men would be taking care of their tools. Rie Oldenburg, ethnologist, re Inuit settlers of Greenland
I am proud to be an Eskimo, but I think we can improve on the igloo as a permanent dwelling. Abraham Okpik, Canadian Inuit spokesman
There are very few Eskimos, but millions of Whites, just like mosquitoes. It is something very special and wonderful to be an Eskimo – they are like snow geese. If an Eskimo forgets his language and Eskimo ways, he will be nothing but just another mosquito. Abraham Okpik
This film grew out of a long series of explorations in the north which I carried out on behalf of Sir William MacKenzie from 1910 to 1916. Much of the exploration was done in journeys lasting months at a time with only two or three Eskimos as my companions. This experience gave my an insight into their lives and a deep regard for them. Nanook of the North, 1922
The mysterious barren lands – desolate boulder-strewn, windswept – illimitable spaces which top the world. ibid.
The most cheerful people in all the world – the fearless, lovable, happy go Lucky Eskimo. ibid.
The hunting ground of Nanook and his followers is a little kingdom in size – nearly as large as England yet occupied by less than three hundred souls. ibid.
To the babies igloo building is a bore. ibid.
A few robes of bear and dear skin, a stone pot and stone lamps is the list of their household belongings. ibid.
Tasiilaq, East Greenland -15 degrees C: My name is Julius. I am 40 years old. I am a hunter in East Greenland. For as long as I can remember most of the men were hunters. They taught us everything. Skills like dog sledding, the art of the hunt. It is impossible to hunt like we did 100 years ago. We have had to change so much. But we still try to keep our traditions alive. The Last Igloo, BBC 2020
This is polar bear country. I can meet one at any time … As a hunter I might go for weeks without catching anything, but I have to keep going. ibid.