8th Fire: July 2012 Archives
Thursday July 12, 2012
It may be a little hot for seal skin boots in July, even in Northern Quebec. But they come in handy when the sub zero temperatures come back around in the winter.
While many women in Nunavik still make traditional parkas and mittens, the practice of making seal skin boots - or kamiks - has declined. But some women in Kuujjuaq are working hard to learn the skill, and pass it on to a new generation.
Our Ainslie MacLellan visited a class earlier this year, to learn what goes into making kamiks.
Categories: 8th Fire
- July 2012
- May 2012
- Thu., 10 – Northern Futures: Learning a trade
- April 2012
- Fri., 27 – Northern Futures: Housing in Salluit
- Thu., 26 – Northern Futures: Mining & Jobs
- Mon., 23 – Dogsledding in Kangiqsualujjuaq
- Mon., 23 – Northern futures: Guiding Inukjuak's youth
- Fri., 20 – Northern Futures: The declining caribou hunt
- Wed., 18 – Northern Futures: Innavik Hydro
- Wed., 18 – Northern Futures: A Silent World
- March 2012
- Fri., 9 – Gearing up for the Inuit games