Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Alailah Pond Inlet, Nunavut

Fair address: Nunavut Heritage Fair

Project: Inuit Clothing

A research project on traditional Inuit clothing. The design and functionality of it.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The importance of the animals to the life of the Inuit

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

The traditional clothing that the Inuit used over the years to survive the harsh arctic climate.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

We are more fortunate today.

  • Liam M [ young citizen]

    great job
    03/07/2016 5:40:20 PM

  • Philippa

    Great project and I hope your interest will encourage many others Canada wide to learn more about the amazing skills of Inuit women in creating warm and waterproof clothing from animal skins.
    01/07/2016 7:59:05 AM

  • Cecilia M

    great work
    19/06/2016 8:01:06 AM

  • Randi / Young Citizens

    This is actually very interesting, and provides very good points. Best of luck!
    18/06/2016 9:12:46 PM

  • manahil

    manahil young citizen your project is very interesting and i like the topic you had choose for your fair
    15/06/2016 10:06:12 PM

  • Bethany P Young Citizen ON

    Alailah, I found your project very informative with you providing what animals and skins are used for what type of clothing, the traditional clothing seems more durable and warmer than what we have synthetically. I learned that socks are made from seal or the caribou leg skin. I also really like your backboard and the Inuktitut language on it. Thank you for sharing. Good luck!!
    15/06/2016 5:24:46 PM

  • Carol

    Very interesting! (and I think that some traditional clothing is still better than what we have today). Thank you for sharing. Well done!
    15/06/2016 8:04:22 AM

  • Liya

    Great project!
    14/06/2016 10:02:32 PM

  • Elwin Z

    That was interesting about what some Inuit clothings were made of! Keep it up!
    14/06/2016 7:06:05 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.