Sealskin

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril. Angry Inuk (2016)

‘In her award-winning documentary, director Arnaquq-Baril joins a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting. Armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, this group is bringing its own voice into the conversation and presenting themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.’

https://www.nfb.ca/film/angry_inuk/embed/player/Angry Inuk, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

 

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Mark Igloliorte, Study for a Traditional Sealskin Neck Pillow (2018). Shown at 2018 Arnolfini Open Studio event

 

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In 2019, we travelled to Iqaluit, Nunavut to discuss the project with various individuals and organisations. We met Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association Executive Director and artist, Janet Pitsiulaaq Brewster when we repatriated some of the ore that Frobisher stole from Kodlunarn Island and which was built into the town walls of Dartford, Kent. Here is the ore on a sealskin covered notebook, photographed July 2019 at NACA.