Here is an example of a traditional headpiece that a few high school girls were working on this afternoon. I've seen a few examples of these in pictures and on television but never close up before. I think they are quite stunning.
I moved to Nunavut in July 2003 to teach high school. After 2 years in Qikiqtarjuaq (Broughton Island), I transferred to Arctic Bay in 2005 and began blogging about my northern experiences in the Spring of 2006. In July 2009, I left Nunavut to begin a new chapter of life in Alberta. I maintain this blog as part of my life-long love affair with all things Arctic.