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Handmade red amautis raise awareness about MMIWG – Nunatsiaq News

May 25, 2023

Pauktuutit’s Red Amautiit Project on display at Nunavut’s legislative assembly until June 6

Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada’s Red Amautiit Project is on full display at the Nunavut legislative assembly in Iqaluit.

The project uses five traditional Inuit women’s parkas to raise awareness about murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls.

Each amauti was made by a different seamstress from each of the four Inuit regions in Canada: from Nunavut, Eunice Tunraluk of Arctic Bay, and Nancy Pukinaq Aupaluktuq of Baker Lake; from Nunavik, Sarah Samisack of Inukjuak; from Labrador, Heather Angnatok of Nain; and from Northwest Territories, Shirley Elias of Inuvik.

Pauktuutit held an unveiling ceremony Tuesday evening following the conclusion of the day’s legislative sitting, with most MLAs in attendance.

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