Meet Saila

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Hi! My name is Saila Qilavvaq
and I live the furthest north!

        My home is in Iqaluit, Nunavut.  I speak English and Inuktitut and am proud of my Inuit heritage.  I love wearing my traditional amauti, kamiik and Pang hat, and eating country foods, pizza and my grandma's bannock and crowberry jam.  

Our family likes to go to our camp in all seasons.  In summer when the ice is gone, we travel up the coast by boat, and in winter we all pile into the qamutiik that Dad pulls with the snowmobile.

I am so excited--I am getting a new puppy!  He is almost all white and so I named him Nanuq, which means polar bear.

Over two years of extensive research went into the creation of Saila. Visit our blog to learn more about the process of developing our Maplelea Girl from the North!    

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