The community of Nain

Nain is the northernmost community in Nunatsiavut, and is the Administrative Capital of the region. With a population of approximately 1200 people (~92% identify as Aboriginal), Nain is the largest community in Nunatsiavut and is also the northernmost town in Newfoundland and Labrador. The town was established in 1771 as a Moravian missionary post, with the majority of families living on the land moving to Nain by the late 1950s. As with Makkovik, Inuit from Nutak and Hebron were relocated to Nain in the 1950s. Like the other communities in Nunatsiavut, Nain is home to an abundance of fish, wildlife, and bird species. The majority of residents continue to participate in hunting, trapping, fishing, and foraging.

Photos of Nain

Extended interviews with Nain residents

Tony Andersen

Susan Saksagiak

Noah Nochasak