Inuit Broadcasting Corporation

A window to the arctic

Atigi (Parka)

Inuit have worn Parkas for thousands of years. Parkas would traditional be made from furs of land animals such as caribou and wolf and others, also from sealskin from seals and other marine mammals. It was also common for Inuit to use bird skin to tediously make their warm parkas. Inuit had to make their clothing from what was available to them. These days Parkas can be made from todays materials. We will watch Mary Lee-Aliyak originally from Rankin Inlet, living in Iqaluit on the process of making a modern parka.


Duration: 22:00

Series: Uakallanga

Channel: Inuit Broadcasting Corporation

Tags: Inuit IBC Canadian Arctic Traditional Knowledge Inuit Broadcasting Corporation History Culture Inuk Nunavut parkas wolf atigi seal skin sealskin Mary Lee-Aliyak Rankin Inlet