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Haley White
Rankin Inlet, NU

Artist’s Legal Name: Haley Alakan White

Artist Lives In: Winnipeg, MB & Rankin Inlet, NU

Community artist is from: Rankin Inlet, NU

Categories of art practiced: Drawing in Ink/Pencil; Painting in Acrylics/Oils; Pakrka Making; Mitt Making; Slipper Making; Kamik Making; Beaded Jewelry; Tufting Caribou Skin; Qulli Making

Preferred materials & subjects: Beads for Jewelry; Fur for Mitts & Jewelry; Caribous Skin; Leathers

Year of Birth: 1994 

Artist Background:

Haley is from the community of Rankin Inlet. Growing up she loved to play outside, go hunting and fishing with her Dad and make fried bannock with her family. Haley learned the basics of sewing from her grandmother when she was little and became more interested as Haley got older and learned more from her mom and aunties. Haley is very talented seamstress, loves to make beaded jewelry that have out of  beads and fur. She also makes traditional kamiks out of sealskins and caribou skins that she dries and prepares herself. Haley loves to express her culture through her sewing, drawings and jewelry making. 

Artist’s Involvement with Traditional Inuit culture: Hunting; Family Camping; Sewing


“Despite how difficult it may be to get started – not having things such as supplies in your community or having to wait for the mail to bring in your supplies in – it doesn’t matter how long it takes to get started, as long as you start. It’s going to be amazing.”

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