Back in the late 90’s I had the opportunity to travel to Voisey Bay Labrador to photograph the Innu and Inuit protest of Inco’s Iron Ore development of territory of Labradors indigenous peoples. It was and is a remote part of the world. Fly in by bush plane and then onboard a boat to get there. Camped a week with the Innu and had some great experiences. These are just a few images of that week.
Innu Family relax in a tent at Voisey’s Bay Labrador Canada. July 97 Photo by: TED OSTROWSKI
Mary Dyke at Voisey’s Bay Labrador. July 97 Photo by: TED OSTROWSKI
Chief Paul Rich jr. at Voise’sy Bay protest in the summer of 97 Photo by Ted Ostrowski
Tshauesh Penashue gathering boughs for the tent floor. Innu woman traditionally gather the boughs while the men cut the tent poles. Voiseys Bay, Labrador
Innu Youth Salute the RCMP
A young bear is taken by an Innu Hunter at Anaktalak Bay Labrador
Innu Nation Flag flys over Voisey Bay Labrador
INCO Undermining the Innu, nice play on words.