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NEWS: Nunavut July 26, 2017 - 7:55 am

Photo: Crafting a traditional qajaq

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Izaac Wilman sews the skin of his new qajaq outside Inuksuk High School Aug. 1. Wilman is one of three Iqaluit youth building his own Greenlandic-style qajaq this summer, under the mentorship of Sarah McNair-Landry and Erik Boomer.  The sewn sheath for the wood frame is made from ballistic nylon. Wilman, 21, designed the small boat to be
Izaac Wilman sews the skin of his new qajaq outside Inuksuk High School Aug. 1. Wilman is one of three Iqaluit youth building his own Greenlandic-style qajaq this summer, under the mentorship of Sarah McNair-Landry and Erik Boomer. The sewn sheath for the wood frame is made from ballistic nylon. Wilman, 21, designed the small boat to be "faster, lighter and hold its line in the water better." He is hoping to use his new handmade qajaq to harvest seal or birds. (PHOTO BY BETH BROWN)

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