Summary: Alice Annanack Baron, three months after the polar bear attack, greets me on the porch of her house. She is finally back home after many surgeries to her hand and scalp. The bear scalped her and his teeth and claws were just a few centimeters of her temporal artery. She still have nightmares and she is afraid of darkness.
Will she ever go back on the land ? She has doubt.
Her husband, Tommy, her hero, goes through tough times. Only a month after the attack, he lost a brother to the river, on a hunting trip.
As both of them accompany me the door, Alice adds:
“Winter is finally here, she says, like to make sure the summer of her meeting with nanook is something of the past.
Photographs © Marc-André Pauzé/Waseya-Images – all rights reserved. You can diffuse and share on your social media using the buttons on the upper left side of the window, but make a link back to this site and credit the author.
(To see the pictures in a floating zoom effect, click on it and navigate with the arrow of your keyboard or the arrow at the right of the frame).