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Students: Barney Palituq, Rayleen Tigulluraq, Trena Hainnu,
Teacher Resource Support: Doug Sweetapple, Bobby Joanas, Igah
Hamlet Support: Hamlet Elders
Winter Camp, Clothing, Activities
Summer Camp, Clothing, Activities
Name of Students:
Trena Hainnu, Clark Kalluk, Raylene Tigulliraq, Barney
Clothing Worn and the Winter Camp and Summer Camps
The main theme of our project started as making models to show the clothing worn by the
Inuit during winter. As we worked we modified the project to include the winter camp
which would make a better setting for the dolls to show the clothing.
Resources: How did you find your information?
The information for our project came from two sources:
1) The Elders: Three of the Elders from our community of Clyde River helped us to prepare
the dolls, cut the clothing, and sew the clothing. We were involved in each of these
stages as we worked and learned from the Elders. Most of our written information
was provide by the Elders as well. This was obtained from interviewing them.
2) Bobby Joanas, a teacher in the school, provided us with the expertise and help in
building the winter setting. Building the models became an excellent way to
learn in detail about our topic. In addition, we learned how to work together in our
group to get the work done.
What did you find out as a result of your research?
1) Working with the Elders was a good experience. They
have a great amount of knowledge about our traditions and culture and were eager to pass
this information on to us.
2) Our group learned about the tradition of making the dolls
and how they have been very important to the Inuit as a toy. Then the tradition of
making clothing from seal skin, caribou and the modern materials was passed on to
us. The tedious work and the details that are involved with doll making were
3) It helped us appreciate the work of our Elders down
through the years.
Describe your personal interest in the project and why you chose it.
We are interested in learning more about the ways of our culture. This was one of
the topics that came out of a brainstorming session and with some modifications, our group
worked at learning as much as we could about the winter camping, dolls and the clothing
worn by our people. It was a lot of fun working with the Elders.