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    Bessie FELIX

    Great sewing skills run in the family of Tuktoyaktuk born and raised Bessie Felix. She learned to sew from her...

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    Caroline LOREEN
    Caroline is born and raised in Tuktoyaktuk. She learned to sew at a local sewing group, and has over 10 years of experience...
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    Clara BATES
    Clara learned to crochet when her children were little – she used to make sweaters, bonnets, and booties for her babies...
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    Elsie NUTTAL
    If you are looking for beautiful slippers, mukluks, or mitts, it is guaranteed that you will fall in love with Elsie’s work...
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    Floyd DILLON
    Floyd Dillon has been carving for over 25 years. He learned from his friends and family in his home community of Tuk...
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    Karen GRUBEN
    If you are looking for stunning mitts, slippers, or mukluks, you will be amazed by goods made by Karen...
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    Les RADDI
    Born and raised in Tuktoyaktuk, Les has spent several years in Sachs Harbour. If you ask him about his time on...
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    Marjorie OVAYUAK
    Marjorie has been sewing since she was only 9 years old, and made her first parka when...
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    Sammy GRUBEN Sr.
    Ulu is a traditional knife with a multitude of applications, typically used by women for skinning animals and cutting...
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    Stanley FELIX
    Stanley Felix’s carvings can be found in museums and galleries across Canada. He first discovered he was...
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    Tina KIKOAK
    Tina learned to sew from her grandmother when she was 7 years old. She crochets, sews, beads, and works with fur...

Tuktoyaktuk is the anglicized form of the native Inuvialuit place-name, meaning "resembling a caribou". According to legend, a woman looked on as some caribou, common at the site, waded into the water and turned into stone, or became petrified. Today, reefs resembling these petrified caribou are said to be visible at low tide along the shore of the town.


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