Category Archives: Trapping and furs

GNWT reaches out to artists

ImageThe territorial government is trying to encourage more NWT artists to start small businesses or “micro-businesses” to sell their goods. Craft fairs and even online sales can generate a lot of money.

At Ingamo Hall, the department of Industry, Tourism and Investment told artists about available grants and gave away prizes.

Top raffle prize: A beaver pelt which can be turned into a pair of mittens or trim on a coat.

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Double-take: A bear in a pickup truck

I have to admit, my eyes popped when I saw this: A renewable resource officer truck carrying a stuffed bear.

The taxidermied bear was being carried outside of the old Sir Alexandre Mackenzie School. For a minute I thought it was alive!

Muskrat mitts

There was a traditional craft fair on November 18 at the high school, where artisans from Aklavik, Tuktoyaktuk, Fort McPherson, Paulatuk, Ulukhaktok/Holman, Tsiigehtchic and Inuvik gathered to sell their wares.

I got these handmade Muskrat fut mittens from a woman in Aklavik. They are very warm!

The best part about fur, by the way, is that you can rub your nose or ears if you get cold.