Yesterday, we shared our experience with Annie, a Rankin Inlet elder who showed us how to light the qulliq. After the lamp was lit, we ate. We ate whale!
While in Rankin Inlet, we visited the territory’s new low to medium security correctional centre for men - the Rankin Inlet Healing Facility. Why, on a food-centric road trip, would we be visiting a correctional facility? Well, everyone’s gotta eat (as my grandfather says “if you don’t eat, you’ll fall apart!”), and as it turns out, there’s a pretty interesting story to be told about the Healing Centre’s cafeteria.