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NEWS: Nunavut April 01, 2014 - 12:28 am

Photo: Kamik-making workshop in Arctic Bay

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Boots were made for walking: sewing intructors Kigutikajuk Shappa, Rhoda Tunraq and Tootalik Ejangiaq offered a workshop in Arctic Bay this month, guiding students through the process of making traditional sealskin kamiit.
Boots were made for walking: sewing intructors Kigutikajuk Shappa, Rhoda Tunraq and Tootalik Ejangiaq offered a workshop in Arctic Bay this month, guiding students through the process of making traditional sealskin kamiit. "They did an awesome job," said Audrey Qamanirq, who organized the course and another on parka-making which is still under way. "It was challenging but they had confidence in themselves and helped each other when necessary." The course was funded by the Hamlet through a Government of Nunavut grant. "I feel it is very important for the elders to pass on their knowledge to the younger generation. They [the students] gained both oral and hands-on instruction, and language, through sewing," Qamanirq sid. (PHOTO BY CLARE KINES)

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