Serpentine carving
Serpentine carving
Kiviok Asking for Wind
Kiviok Asking for Wind

Uriash Puqiqnak

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Kiviok Asking for Wind

 Uriash Puqiqnak, born in an igloo made of snow in Ukkusiksalik. had never seen a house until he came  to Uqsuqtuuqin (Gjoa Haven). "We went hungry in 1957 because there was no food. We were travelling from Ukkusiksalik to Uqsuqtuuq area for survival. Because of hunger, we were walking in the blizzard, a harsh snowstorm..... For Inuit, survival is the most important thing in life. Without outside help, our parents survived and knew the techniques of survival in their immediate environment. My parent, my mother, from what I remember, would fish all night long so that her children will have food to eat. She worked so hard so that we can survive, so that we will not die of starvation or have clothing for us.... We have risen because of the hard work of our ancestors. We should not forget Inuit culture and tradition and their way of survival, wisdom, desire.

32 x 16 x 18 cm.

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