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The online exhibition Ajjiliurlagit: The Photographs of Joseph Idlout (and related research) came about with the help of many people.  We are delighted to have an opportunity to thank them.

First and foremost, we thank the Idlout family.  We hope that this exhibition honours Joseph Idlout’s memory and provides memories for generations to come. We thank Susan Salluviniq, Paul Ullatitaq Idlout, Elijah Erkloo, Daniel Komangapik, Joshua Idlout, Madeleine d’Argencourt, Eric Idlaut, and other family members who spoke with us at various times about the project.  A special thanks goes to Alexandra (Alex) Anaviapik, a biological great granddaughter of Joseph Idlout, who facilitated interviews early in the project with great skill.  Early in the project, Alex, Christina Williamson, and Carol spoke to several members of the Idlout family as well as  community members including Jacob Anaviapik, Ruth Sangoya, and Solomon Awa.  We also had the honour to speak with the late Ludy Pudluk (who grew up at Idlout’s camp) and the late Elisapee Ootoova.  We honour their memories, too.  

At the Nunavut Archives, we have benefitted from the collegiality and enthusiasm of Edward Atkinson.  We also benefitted at the Nunavut Archives with help from archivists Sharon Angnakak and Caroline Forcier-Holloway.

Many people provided us help in developing the exhibition.  On the exhibition design, we have been very fortunate to be able to work with Kelly Craver of Katittut, a division of Atiigo Media of Iqaluit.  Thanks, Kelly!  We also thank Robert Evans of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights as well as to Sandra Dyck and Fiona Wright of the Carleton University Art Gallery for sharing their deep knowledge of online exhibitions and exhibition education. Rhoda Kayakjuak skillfully translated all of the material from English into Inuktitut syllabics.  Thanks, Rhoda! Evangeline Mann helped edit and co-write the biography of Joseph Idlout with Carol. Christina Williamson made invaluable contributions early in the project as did Katie Lydiatt.

We are grateful to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for funding through a SSHRC Insight Grant.  Thanks to Darlene Gilson for invaluable help in the funding application. And many thanks also to colleagues at Carleton University.  

Augatnaaq thanks her extended family for their constant support and wisdom. Augatnaaq would especially like to thank her aunt Nancy-Karetak Lindell and her mother Selma Eccles for editing and reviewing the numerous texts that accompany each theme.

Carol also thanks her family John, Meg, Alice, Susan, Mary Ellen & Liz and lovingly remembers Margaret Sarah Slipp Payne (1923-2018) and Allan Charles Payne (1931-2023).