Muckpaloo Ipeelie, an Inuk lady who lives in The Blue Mountains and is the creator and CEO of the Urban Inuit Identity Project, came to the local class to speak more about the traditions.
Last week, she worked as a guest instructor and taught Grade 9 cosmetology students at Collingwood Collegiate Institute about Inuit beauty and culture.
The majority of the materials used in Inuit cosmetic products have medical characteristics for healing and protection against harsh arctic conditions.
For example, whale or seal oil is used for heating, cooking, and lighting the qulliq. These are also popular elements in Inuit skincare and beauty.
Ipeelie expressed enthusiasm for more opportunities to educate Inuit culture in classrooms.
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