Charlotte Wolfrey

Michael G. Seamans / Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

When Charlotte Wolfrey was first elected to lead the Inuit community of Rigolet as its AngajukKak, she had that strange mixture of hard-won wisdom and parochial experience that marks generations of Inuit families broken by the forces of colonization and forced acculturation.

Michael Seamans / PULITZER CENTER ON CRISIS REPORTING

“It was very modest,” said Charlotte Wolfrey. “A one room place. The walls were insulated with grown moss between the logs.” Wolfrey, an Inuk woman, is describing the cabin of her birth.