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Northern IBA Craft Sale at the Diamond Mine

Posted on January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dominion Diamond Corporation (DDC) is always eager to support the variety of cultures that make up our territory. These cultures and traditions are what make our home so unique. 

Their northern IBA craft sale has become an annual event to look forward too. In 2012 they hosted crafters from Kugluktuk. In 2013 they continued the tradition with two showings of traditional crafts from artisans from Community of Whati. 

Louisa Nitsiza and Jacqueline Bishop came on December 3-4, followed by Cindy Nitsiza and Lisa Jeremick’ca on December 17-18. All four women arrived at the Ekati diamond mine with beautiful Tlicho Dene crafts for sale. These included beaded vests, purses, moccasins, card holders and more. Ekati workers had the opportunity to get unique Northern gifts for their loved ones, just in time for Christmas.

We would thank Thomas Nitisiza, Whati Economic Development Officer, Tlicho Government and  Ora-naja Wah-Shee, Team Leader, Community Development with DDC for this joint effort and for their hard work and organization. 

 

Posted in Dene, gifts, holiday, native artists, native crafts, Tlicho, Tradition, travel

My Holiday Wish list!

Posted on November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Taati K’e Nezi Naxixè Hòe?à  (Season’s Greetings)! 

The holiday shopping season has begin, so we've collected our favorite wish list gifts in no particular order!

  1. Jewelry by Creations for Continuity - Her collection adds a little northern light sparkle. 
  2. Rabbit Mittens by Norman Wells Historical Society - These mittens will keep your fingers warm! 
  3. Moosehide Jacket - To be given this jacket is a sign he/she really loves you. 
  4. Beaded coaster by Dora Duncan - It's too beautiful to set a glass on but a beautiful gift to admire in a frame.
  5. Stroud Purses - made by the women of Gameti, own one for each month of the year! 
  6. Ulu earrings by Mary Jane Nigiyok of Ulukhaktok, NT is the closest gift you can get from the North Pole. 
  7. Vest by the Community Government of Whati, NT. It's all about layering up in Winter. 
  8. Wrap around Moccasins or Jihke - Nothing else will keep your toes toasty warm this winter. 
  9. Moosehide business card case - stunning but also a great place to hold your business card or ours.  
  10. Rosaries by Amy - Has a beautiful collect of Rosaries for everyone, and after our list you may need to pray you've been nice! 

Posted in Beadwork, christmas, Dene, gifts, holiday, native artists, native crafts, Tlicho, Tlicho Online Store, wish list

 

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