Saliah Tassugat
Kangirtugaapik, NU

Artist’s Legal Name: Saliah Tassugat

Artist lives in: Kangirtugaapik, (Clyde River), Nu

Community artist is from:  Kangirtugaapik,, NU

Categories of art practiced: Snowpants Making; Amauti making; Parka Making; Mitt Making; Kamik Making; Crochet Hats

Preferred materials & subjects: Sealskin;; Leather; Commander fabric; Yarn; Fox Fur;

Year of Birth: 1994

Artist’s background: When Salia was growing up in Clyde River, her whole family always went camping every summer right after school was done and came back into town at the end of the season. She was always involved in her mother’s cutting up and preparing country food and scraping and drying seal and caribou skins on the land in the summer and at their house in town through the winter.   Saliah now prepares food and skins in the traditional for her own family. As she got older she learned basic sewing skills and began to make traditional clothing and mitts in school. Saliah now keeps busy sewing skin clothing, making parkas and her amautiks out of fabric and , mitts and crocheting hats for her her husband and her four small children. She is now learning how to make sealskin and caribou skin kamiks through the elder committee in Clyde River.

Arist’s Involvement with Traditional Inuit Cultre: Inuktitut Language; Fishing; Inuit food preparation & feast; Sewing; Learning from and helping elders; Berry Picking; Skin preparation


“As you keep on making things, you are learning on how to make them more beautiful as you keep going”

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