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Inuit Culture Class with Goota Desmarais

Inuit Culture Class with Goota Desmarais

Join Goota Desmarais for an Inuit Culture Class at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Goota began sharing her Inuit culture in classroom settings 25 years ago and continues to do so with great enthusiasm. Dressed in a traditional baby carrier, called an amauti, Goota passionately shares her culture through storytelling complemented by authentic Inuit artifacts. She displays items such as the Qulliq (the Inuit stove), skins of different animals, and Inuit art. Goota also brings to the presentation a traditional feast and invites the class to try traditional bubble gum, arctic char, and more. Her interactive and hands-on teaching style makes learning a fun experience. Note: Raw food is brought to the presentation to display how the Inuit eat. Registration is required.

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Apr 12, 2023
7pm - 9pm
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
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About Goota

Goota was born in Kinngait (Cape Dorset) Nunavut. Her early childhood was spent in a modern Inuit settlement during the winters and in a traditional camp during the summers. She is now an urban Inuk, living in Sherwood Park Alberta for the past 30 years yet staying connected to her Inuit culture through frequent visits to her home community.

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