Inuk woman in Ottawa-area uses traditional know-how to collect, recycle roadkill for crafts - North - CBC News

By Priscilla Hwang, CBC News Ottawa, February 11, 2017

In the garage of Ottawa-area woman Manitok Thompson's house hangs one drying deer hide, four beaver skins, a coyote skin and two seal skins.

Some were gifts from her sisters from Nunavut, and some — roadkill.

"It's a very big waste to just throw away a road kill," says Thompson, an Inuk woman who moved to Carleton Place a year ago.

She recycles the skins and furs from road-killed wild animals in the Ottawa region, and turns them into traditional, Inuit crafts and clothing.

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