Friday, January 15, 2010

Martha Okkuatsiak

It’s good to hear stories from our elders and seniors, about what they did in their younger days.

We spoke to Martha Okkuatsiak who was born in killinik.

Okkuatsiak says when she was growing up, she was taught how to clean, wash, and dry seal skins.

She says after drying the skins, she would make mitts, seal skin snow pants and skin boots.

Okkuatsiak says it is important for the younger generation to learn how to clean seal skins, so that the traditional skills will be kept alive.

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