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The Michigan Anthropology Colloquia Series: "Miqqutiit: Revitalizing Inuit Knowledge of Bird Bone Needles"

Krista Ulujuk Zawadski, PhD Candidate in Cultural Mediations, the Institute for Comparative Studies, Carleton University
Friday, February 25, 2022
3:00-4:30 PM Off Campus Location
The Department of Anthropology presents
The Michigan Anthropology Colloquium Series

"Miqqutiit: Revitalizing Inuit Knowledge of Bird Bone Needles"

Abstract: forgotten that are particularly important for strengthening Indigenous people's cultural connections to their ancestors. Miqqutiit (needles) is one such example. Miqqutiit are very important to Inuit culture as they enabled Inuit to create very warm clothing, ensuring not only survival in the Arctic's harsh environment, but more importantly ensured the prospering of Inuit culture, language and traditions. Sewing and skin working remains a strong practice for Inuit today, and though the technologies most commonly used have changed through time, it is easy for Inuit to connect with miqqutiit. Building on previous work around Kakpiit (needle cases) Zawadski is revitalizing knowledge about miqqutiit through local engagement with knowledge holders, Indigenous archaeology and museum collections research.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: AEM Featured, Anthropology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Anthropology, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology