Inuit of Rigolet pt. 1
WaziyaIkce Wicastapi OyateItokaga
Dr. Lisa Rankin
Professor, Head of the Department of Archaeology at Memorial University Newfoundland (M.U.N.)
Dr. Lisa Rankin is interested in the long Aboriginal history on the Labrador coast, the expansion of the Inuit into southern Labrador, and their interactions with European explorers, fishers and whalers in the region in the early modern era.
Dr. Lisa Rankin
Wayawa Wicakiya MUN Makoce Owaunspe Itancan pi
Dehan hohapsica wicasta pi qa wamanica mini tanka etanhan, Dr. Lisa Rankin Ikce Wicasta ehana nin pi kin ed unspeiciciya. Mini Tanka akasam tuwewe kici wohdaka pi.
Rigolet's Extreme Boardwalk
Can Akan Omani Pi Rigolet’s
Rigolet's Inuit Craft Shop
Mazopiya Rigolet’s Inuit
Sod Houses of the Southern Inuit
Waziya Wicastapi kin hena Otipi kin
The houses of the Southern Inuit in Rigolet are similar in many ways to those we saw in Tuktoyaktuk in Episode 5. They were built by digging into the ground for insulation with wooden frames forming a roof, which was then covered by caribou skins. Sod was placed on top to keep everything in place and add more insulation. A low tunnel entrance trapped warmer air inside the higher, central communal area, and raised benches surrounded this for work and sleep.
Tipi hena waunyakapi kin hena dena Itokaga waziyata wicastapi kin nina tokcepi sni. Maka unhna k`api hehan can pasdad patab henan tahca taha un akahpepi. Wakantu hena maka pezi icahi akahpa ehnakapi. Kutukiya heciya tiopa kagapi hehan he tiwahe hed iyohpiya tipi.
“At this site you can see the amalgamation of a very old style of life and the modern world.”
“Dedutah ehana wiconi otipi ded wanyaka pi waste.”
Lisa Rankin’s team takes great care to connect with the community that hosts their research, and so it is fitting that they locate their “out-of-the-field” work within the Rigolet NetLoft. Traditionally, the fishing crews would store their nets in this communal building, and so it was a focus of sharing. Today, the NetLoft is an open museum of the archaeology in progress, where finds are recorded, processed and at the same time available to visitors to learn about.
Wicohan icunpi kin hena Lisa Rankin kci skanpi kin hena iyohpiya omniciye hed yuhapi. Wahokuwapi kin hena waunsic’idapi kin tipi wan hed tokkedked hogan yuha yukapapi kin hnakapi. Dehan, titokan hipi kin hena owanunspe wayakapi kte hena kanyan yanke. Tani otipi taku ota wayakapi waste.
Trade with Europeans
Wasicupi Mni Akasam Hipi kin kicic`upi kin hena
Amid the many domestic artifacts recovered from the Double Mer sod houses, we also find metal insignia from the headgear of European soldiers. Called a “Shako Plate”, these decorative metal reliefs are a rich and interesting piece of evidence that provides very specific information but also raises questions. Why would they appear in an Inuit house and how were they being reused after trade with local military personnel?
Double Mer Otipi kin hena etanhan toked tipi kin takun ota iyeyapi. Akicita wicastapi kin wapaha unpi kin hena nakun iyeyapi. Maza nakun ota iyeyapi ye. Wiwaunge taku ota iwohdakapi nakun. Shako waksice kin hena iwohdakapi. Tokedked hena Waziyata tipi ed iyeyapi hen?