Ookpik


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Ookpik

(ˈuːkpɪk)
n
trademark Canadian a sealskin doll resembling an owl, first made in 1963 by an Inuit and used abroad as a symbol of Canadian handicrafts
[from Inuktitut ukpik a snowy owl]
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He called himself "Ookpik," or snowy owl, used his extensive contacts, and visited 85 percent of the households in the district.
Ookpik: Sharing the pride and vision of Arctic youth.
Nivisinaaq (also called Shoofly) was married when the relationship began but, according to Ookpik, an Inuk woman who was a child at the time, Nivisinaaq's husband Tugaak "knew the captain had Nivisinaaq as a girlfriend, but they were real good friends to each other" (qtd.
The author, James Pokiak, runs a local tour company, Ookpik Tours.
Staying polar but moving north, author/illustrator Bruce Hiscock's Ookpik (Boyds Mills Press, 978-1-59078-461-7) follows the life cycle of a snowy owl.
Gruben's Transport; Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk; Imperial Oil Limited; Indian and Northern Affairs Canada; InMER Expeditions; Inuvialuit Game Council; Inuvialuit Regional Corporation; J&L Transport; Mackenzie Hotel Group; Mangilaluk School; Matco Ltd.; Moe's Stationary; New Park Drilling; Nisku Inn; Northern Transportation Company Limited; Northwestel; Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.; Ookpik Tours and Adventures; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, LLP; Parks Canada; RCMP--Tuktoyaktuk Detachment; Reiben Insurance Agency; Shell Canada Limited, Shell Environmental Fund; Transport Canada; Tuktoyaktuk Youth Centre; Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation, and WesternGeco Canada Limited.