More than 100 people signed up for a three-week parka-making course at Nunavut Arctic College in Iqaluit, and then the 10 participants showed their handmade parkas at a fashion show. Each person made two parkas — one for themselves, and a child's parka to be donated to someone who needs it. Funding from the Qikiqtani Inuit Association helped the college redesign its parka program so the children's parkas could be made. Kendal Kuodluak made the child's parka first and because it was the first one she’d ever made, it took her a little over half of the program to make. She will use the pullover parka she made for herself for hunting. Now that she has patterns, she can start making them for her family, too.

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