Pauktuutit is honouring the lives and legacies of Missing and Murdered Inuit Women and Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals with a commemoration project.
With the support of our advisory board, we will increase awareness about missing and murdered Inuit women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals across Canada.
Through this Red Amauti project, missing and murdered Inuit women will be honoured. By raising awareness, we pay tribute to our loved ones, while encouraging everyone to break the cycle of violence against Inuit women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals.
The “Red Amauti” has become a symbol of remembrance of the far too many women and children who have been lost.
Pauktuutit will be engaging with Inuit women to create four, regionally distinct, amautiit. These amautiit will include elements from each of the land claim regions, sewn by Inuit seamstresses, to honor those we have lost. We envision housing our specially designed four red amautis in cultural centres across Inuit Nunangat and Canada. When the project is complete, we will announce where the amautiit will be on display.
We are currently seeking proposals from Inuit seamstresses who are interested in creating an amauti to honour the Inuit women and girls who are missing or were murdered. All amauti designs will be considered, for example an amauti shell, a wall-hanging, a doll, and so on.
Compensation will be determined by the number of hours required – up to 100 hours. Supplies will be provided and sent to the seamstress’s home address. The seamstresses will submit a detailed list as part of the proposal.
If seamstresses have questions or require assistance in preparing a proposal, they can contact Pauktuutit’s office or refer to the Facebook account or website for more information.