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Inuk's blog challenges views of "Eskimo" fashion

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,

Jack Frost nipping at your nose,

Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,

And folks dressed up like Eskimos."

Sound familiar? Those are the lyrics to a well-known holiday carol called The Christmas Song. The song was penned by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells, and made popular when Nat King Cole recorded a version in 1946. But the song's imagery isn't appreciated by everyone. One particular line - Folks dressed up like Eskimos - caught the attention of Joey Flowers. He's an Inuk man who grew up in both Nunavik and Labrador. And he's created a tongue-in-cheek blog to show people what so-called Eskimos actually wear.

He joined Susan from our studios in Ottawa, where he lives. 

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