Portfolio

For over twenty years, Myrna has worked with Ookpik Tours and Adventures, operated out of Tuktoyaktuk, NT to do Community Tours of historical and community landmarks, as well as providing information about the Inuvialuit way of life today and in the past through a variety of teachings, including hands-on experience.

Assist Pokiak Guiding and Outfiting with Graphic Design and marketing needs. Production of a sales Video for clients of Big Game Hunts to promote Pokiak Guiding and Outfitting at Trade Shows.

Inuvialuit Pitqusiit Inuuniarutait: Inuvialuit Living History Website Lesson Plans. Myrna wrote lesson plans based on the MacFarlane Collection that is currently housed at the Smithsonian Institution of the North American Indian in Washington, DC. The MacFarlane collection is a variety of artefacts that were collected within the Anderson River area, an area Myrna's family has used as a trapping area. It is an area of great cultural importance for many Inuvialuit. The website showcases the Inuvialuit articafts and educates others on a piece of Inuvialuit history.

Wrote six lessons for two different levels about Inuvialuit and the relation to sod houses. http://www.inuvialuitsodhouse.ca/resources/

Participated in gathering Traditional knowledge from elders on plant use by Inuvialuit throughout the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.

As an employee, I worked with a team to create an exhibit on the harvesting of a beluga whale, in preparation for the winter by the Inuvialuit. The exhibit was focused around a replica of a smokehouse with muktuk (whale skin/blubber) and mipqu (whale meat), and pipsi (dried/smoked fish) hanging. This exhibit provided visitors with a look into the annual harvesting activities by Inuvialuit families today.

Beluga Communication Package for Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR): A Social Component – Gathering traditional knowledge on the harvest of the beluga whale by Inuvialuit hunters and families.
Team collaboration with scientists and local traditional knowledge expertise.

Developed and wrote a Teacher Guide for Grade 7 teachers on artifacts found at three National Parks: Ivvavik National Park, Tuktut Nogait National Park, and Aulavik National Park, within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. The activities are to provide students with a hands-on experience for learning about artifacts that were found at the parks, illustrating Inuvialuit use and history of the area.

Researching Access Programs in various colleges and universities throughout Canada to compare the Access Programs offered by Aurora College in the NWT today.

Inuvialuit Art

Alappaa incorporates a wide variety of cultural symbols, clothing, and tools. With the experience and knowledge the staff has with cultural sewing and techniques, Alappaa provides direct access to original and authentic art and designs.

Inuvialuit Parkas

Children Accessories

Mukluks

Hats and Toques

Sculptures and Paintings

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