ATRIWAI, is a non-profit association governed by a voluntary board of directors comprised of twelve regional representatives from Nunatsiavut communities of Nain, Hopedale, Postville, Makkovik and Rigolet, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, North West River and the Canadian Constituency. The Executive committee consists of a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, supported by one staff member.
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About the Ulu-Making Workshop
AnânauKatiget Tumingit hosted a two day ulu-making workshop for male youth of different ages. Three youth from Nain and Hopedale took part in these workshops. Each youth showed great interest in this cultural tool-making and successfully completed the course. The interest made it very easy for each instructor to teach as the youth were fully engaged and willing to learn.
The Hopedale workshop was held March 16th and 17th with instructor Piercy Boase. The Nain workshop was held March 26th and 27th with John Terriak as the instructor. Both workshops had three participants each.
– Salome Jararuse, Project Lead
We used hand saws for the blades, aluminum for the stems and wood for handles. I made the blades myself because it involves power tools. They made handles and stems by themselves after I demonstrated how to make them, we always used safety gear. The ulus were a hit. People had fun making them and were proud of their pieces.
– Lukas John Terriak, Master Carver, Nain Artist Studio