The lives of three boys who ran away from Inuvik’s Stringer Hall residential school in 1972 were honoured at a ceremony in Inuvik, N.W.T. on June 6, 2019. Bernard Andreason, Dennis Dick and Lawrence Jack Elanik were no older than 13-years-old when they set out on foot to return home to the neighbouring community of Tuktoyaktuk, a journey that spanned two weeks. Andreason managed to make it home, but his two friends died along the way. During the ceremony, Elders and family members of the two boys prayed over Andreason, centre, who turned 58 later that year.
A couple goes for a morning stroll along the trails of Tin Can Hill in Yellowknife, N.W.T., January 2019.