Melissa Attagutsiak, Iqaluit, NU: Jewellery

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Melissa is the owner of Nuvuja9, a contemporary accessory, clothing and custom garment company. Nuvuja9 produces jewellery from sealskin, caribou antler, beads, ivory, and baleen and designs custom gowns for special events and unique parkas for Nunavut’s cold winters. Melissa has traveled across Canada and Europe to showcase her designs. She also joined the Crafters Network in Scotland and Norway to show and promote sealskin and the sustainable Inuit seal hunt.

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