Ruby McLeod


Ruby remembers that as a child, although she attended school in Aklavik, her parents would take all their children out on the land every summer to the family’s fish camp. There Ruby learned the traditional skills of making dryfish, drymeat, cooking, making bannock, bread and donuts and sewing. Her mother would make her do things over and over again until they were done right. “Now I’m happy that we listened to her. I’m really proud that they showed us how to do everything because today I can do all that,” Ruby says.