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Bambi Amos Bambi's Traditional Arts

I began at a sewing class in my hometown Sachs Harbour, NT. I have to give a shout out to the sewing instructors – without them I would not have been able to learn the Inuvialuit art of keeping warm. Most importantly, my amang (mother) for always being my inspiration and encouragement. I am still learning with every project I do. It gives me a sense of accomplishment and pride. My favourite things to make are sealskin mitts and embroidering. I get excited to see the outcomes, when cutting out stroud and drawing flowers for whatever embroidery project I do next. What inspires me most is making something that encompasses warmth. What I make needs to be wearable – warmth is an important part of our culture. I think carrying on that tradition is so very important.


Passing on tradition is my passion. I lead sewing classes where I teach what I have learned from traditional Inuvialuit artists over the past 15 years.