Ulu and Kamiit workshops a hit with Inuit in Yellowknife

Yellowknifemiut Inuit Kattujiqatigiit Facebook Page Group. (Courtesy of Charlie Kudlak)

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.


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Josh Campbell
Start your morning with the Splash on Denendeh Sunrise from 7:30-8:30am. Campbell was trained and mentored by longtime CKLB host and Gwich'in entertainer William Greenland. Prior to hosting the morning show and filling in on the Saturday Request Show, he had stints in the Yukon on CKRW the Rush, CBC North in Yellowknife, and began his broadcasting career at CJCD Mix 100. Before moving North he was born and raised on the banks of the Tobique River, the traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Tobique Maliseet First Nation.