Book cover of Una Huna?: Ukpik Learns to Sew

Una Huna?: Ukpik Learns to Sew



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Inhabit Media, 2022

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Susan Aglukark (Inuk)

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Amiel Sandland and Rebecca Brook



Ukpik’s mother is eager to teach her how to prepare caribou skin, dry it, and use it to sew a pair of simple, useful mitts. But Ukpik can’t stop thinking about the beautiful new beads her mother traded the Captain for on his last visit—they are so bright and beautiful! Anaana knows it is more important for Ukpik to learn the skills she will need to make her own clothing in their cold Arctic climate, so she insists that Ukpik sit with her and learn the basics, while having a bit of fun, too. Though Anaana won’t let Ukpik sew with the new beads just yet, she does have a surprise for Ukpik that will let her enjoy the new-found treasures while also learning the skills she will need to provide for herself and her family.

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