A new non-profit society for Inuit in the NWT is growing in numbers and bringing traditional craft and art making to the forefront.
Yellowknifemiut Inuit Kattujiqatigiit is the name of the group, which is also building an on-line presence through it’s Facebook page.
“This fall is the first time we’ve added these ulu making and canvas kamitt sewing workshops,” Diana Ooleepeeka told CKLB ahead of the events.
The workshops were held at Mother Earth Rocks, in Yellowknife’s Old Town. “Kamik is the name for traditional Inuit foot wear, when making multiple pairs they are called Kamiit,” explained Yellowknifemuit Inuit Kattujiqatigiit member Charlie Kudlak.
The group will also be holding their annual Christmas Feast at Mildred Hall on December 7th. It is a potluck event, with games and entertainment for children.