A professional portrait of an elder by Ottawa editorial Photogrpaher Matthew Liteplo
I travelled north to Waskaganish, QC this past January on an editorial photography assignment for the Ontario College of Teachers. Having never been to a remote Cree community, I decided to spend a few extra days there to explore and get to know a few people. Tim Whiskeychan, a local artist, spent a day showing me around, detailing sites for future tourism expansion and even led me to a few elders. It was a true delight listening to stories from past generations and learning about traditional craft.