Inuuqatigiit’s Carving Studio

Story and Photo by Lisa Gregoire, Nunatsiaq News
July 27, 2015

Carving studio a gathering place for Ottawa Inuit youth

“For these guys, it gives them a skill.”–Dion Metcalfe

“Located at the Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families’s youth facility on Queen Mary St., the carving shop occupies an air-conditioned back room which is decked out with all the tools and materials you might need to learn how to carve stone, antler, bone and tusk.
TD Bank gave the Inuuqatigiit money to purchase four electric dust collectors which allow carvers to use power tools indoors to grind stone and other materials without filling the room, and their lungs, with potentially harmful dust.”