KIIHIMAJUQ STYLE KAMAAK
Since the art of making Kiihimajuq style kamaak had been lost in Cambridge Bay, the Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq / Kitikmeot Heritage Society brought Elder Mary Kudlak from Ulukhaktok to transmit the knowledge to Elders and adults in Cambridge Bay in order to revive the skills.
The objectives of this project were to:
contribute to the knowledge retention of disappearing cultural and artistic practices through documentation and practical hands-on learning;
document and record vocabulary and language associated with the workshop content;
increase interaction between Elders, knowledge holders, artisans between Ulukhaktok and Cambridge Bay;
enable the future transmission of artistic practices and kamik making in Cambridge Bay and beyond.
___ apprentices participated in the workshop and are able to transfer their knowledge of the artistic process to community members in Cambridge Bay.