Nothing beats the VAF Signature Style. This custom made parka has our traditional mid-length bodice with an amautik style sealskin hem.
Get yours today at www.vafashion.ca
Shipping available across Canada.
Future Ancestors // Suwaksiork Kaviok, President of the National Inuit Youth Council.
> As Indigenous people of the Arctic we’ve been here from time immemorial, we know what’s going on, we know our environment. Climate change and its impacts are moving fast in our home and it’s making our relationships to the land difficult to maintain, we are trying to adapt quickly.
As Inuit, we are observant and careful when it comes to taking care of the land, we’re the original stewards. Our identity is tied to the ice. If that melts, how will we teach our future generations? Our culture is the land, we are the land, it’s what saves us in our hardest times — it’s always there for us, it’s our therapy. If that’s gone, what happens to us? I can’t even imagine because it makes me so [grits teeth]…yeah.
Listen here, it’s not over yet. We can still fix this, but we have to do it right now. We have to work together, as Indigenous People, as earthlings [laughs], we have to do it at this moment. Do anything in your power to reduce emissions and limit climate impacts. We’re all involved, let’s fix it now. I badly need your help to curb climate change and to save my culture. I hope you do you take your part in this, thank you.
#saveourseaice#passdownthearctic#COP24#climatechange#makeportraits#1 .5C #futureancestors#firstplannersfirst#inuit —
A live story project from the @unfccc UN climate negotiations by @cj.nunataq, stay tuned for more stories.
My recent work day was an honoured to be invited to an Inuit community christmas event. Some will have reaction to be shocked or say they couldn't try, but I have be taught well that when invited to someone's home or community to be honoured for the opportunity. The centre did an amazing job over 500 community members , great entertainment from children singing in the language to throat singing and people laughing. Now to the picture country food as some known it as wild game, the elders and women gathered on the floor as they served frozen whale fat and carboo sometimes seal is also served , to see the little so excited to eat and others able to take some home as it's their traditional foods that hard to get. I tried both and happy I did , very tasty. Thank you for the invite and as always so nice to spend time together #ottawa#inuit#lovemywork#community