Ralph is from a family of Gjoa Haven artists. Other sculptors in his family are his mother Martha Porter, his brothers Walter and Benjamin Porter, and his sisters Rita Porter and Ann Palongayak. Ann also draws and, like Ralph’s wife Mary Porter, makes wallhangings. His sister Ruth Ruben is involved in the craft industry.
Excerpt courtesy Inuit Art Section, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), 1997.
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