PSA: QIA’s Qisilirinniq workshops in Iqaluit

PSA: QIA’s Qisilirinniq workshops in Iqaluit

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DATE ISSUED: October 8, 2020

EVENT: QIA’s Qisilirinniq workshops in Iqaluit


Workshop 1 – Seal Harvesting – October 17 and 18, 2020

Location: to be announced

Alternative dates in case of weather issues October 24 and 25, 2020

Workshop 2 – Qisilirinniq Seal Skinning – November 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 2020

Location: Abe Okpik Hall



The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is offering a series of workshops this fall in Iqaluit to familiarize Inuit youth with harvesting and sealskin preparation.


The Qisilirinniq pilot workshops are a series of workshops for Qikiqtani Inuit youth between the ages of 15 to 30.


Qikiqtani Inuit youth who wish to attend the workshops can register by calling 867.975.8380 or emailing Space is limited to five participants per workshop.


The deadline for registration is October 14, 2020 at 5pm.


These pilot workshops are supported by MakeWay Foundation – Arctic Marine Fund.


For more information, please contact:

Sima Sahar Zerehi,

Director of Communications,

Qikiqtani Inuit Association



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