The George River caribou hunting ban brings out a mix of emotions for Labrador Inuit.
Beneficiaries haven't been able to practise an important part of their culture for five years. Many people deeply miss eating caribou in a region where buying food comes at a great expense.
The province banned the hunting of George River caribou in 2013 after census numbers showed a steep decline in the herd. It numbered some 800,000 animals in the early 1990s.
Scientists say there are fewer than 9,000 George River caribou left.
But there's another side to this story.
Some Labrador Inuit say they respect the ban in hopes of conserving the herd for future generations. Others aren't as optimistic, and want to hunt the herd before — as they believe will happen — it disappears altogether.
Most would agree the future of the George River caribou herd is uncertain.
Here are photos of Labrador Inuit reflecting on life before and after the ban.