Check out Lars Krutak’s TED Talk, he does an amazing job outlining the importance of Indigenous tattoo knowledge and the need to document your nations tattooing practices. I am honoured to have been mentioned during this presentation and am thankful for the work that he has done and continues to do.
This is the article which brought me to the connection with the Inuit and Northern peoples, which brought me to find Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and her documentary. This article shows some Nlaka’ pamux facial tattoos, which are accounted in “Tattooing and Face and Body Painting of the Thompson Indians British Columbia” by James Teit.
When I began this journey in my Indigenous historical Perspectives class, near the end of my research I came across the work and journey of Alethea Arnaquq-Baril who has created the documentary “Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos”. When I found out about her documentary and journey it was exciting to see others are beginning the same journey I am on. I can’t wait to see her documentary. Here is a short introduction to it I found on Youtube.