Craft / Fashion
Melissa Attagutsiak was born in St. John’s, NL and raised in Iqaluit, NU. She is the artist behind Nuvuja9, creating Inuit-inspired garments and wearable artwork with sealskin, fox fur, leather, caribou antler, baleen and beads. “Nuvuja” means “cloud” in Inuktitut, and when her clients wear her brand she wants them to feel as though they’re on Cloud 9. Through her work, she feels connected to her roots in Nunavut, and hopes to instill a sense of confidence in those who wear her designs.