The Warmth of the Arctic: Getting Hands-On with Qiviut (Muskox) Fibre

Date(s) - 26/10/2023
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Education Centre – North, T6G 2G5, Edmonton

Qiviut, the downy winter undercoat of Arctic muskoxen, is one of the world’s most precious natural fibres. Come and find out why at this hands-on workshop featuring Tanis Simpson (Inuvialuk), co-owner of Qiviut Inc., a 100% Inuit-owned fibre mill. You’ll learn about the unique properties of qiviut fibre, the continued importance of the muskox harvest for Inuvialuit communities, and the ways in which Indigenous fibre workers are contributing to the textile industry today.

Hosted in 2-103 (Kiva Room), Education North, North Campus. Sponsored by Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences and the CTL Visiting Speaker Grants.

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