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|Dimensions||16 x 8 x 9"|
Noah Natakok was born July 29, 1967 in Coral Harbour, Broughton Island, Nunavut.
As a still relatively young carver, he enjoys working in both serpentine stone and bone. His chosen primary subject is the human figure, such as Hunters, Drummers and Gatherers. His style always includes a lot of detail and definition.
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Figures depicted on Totem: Polar Bear, Wolf, Beluga Whale, Seagull, Arctic Char, Seal, Human, Walrus, and Goose
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As goddess of the ocean, Sedna sets strict rules about the proper way to treat the animals of the hunt, which the Inuit require for sustenance. This includes proper treatment of the animals’ spirit when killed for food. If she feels the rules have been broken, she cuts off the supply of food. When this happens, the Inuit tribal shaman is required to take a mystical journey to the bottom of the ocean to speak to the goddess. It is considered the most dangerous journey an Inuit shaman is called upon to make.
Upon arrival at the bottom of the sea the shaman is required to comb Sedna’s hair, because Sedna has no fingers to comb it herself, and to find out what the tribe has done wrong that the food has been cut off. The shaman then makes a deal with Sedna, promising that if the tribe corrects whatever transgressions it has made, the goddess will return their food supply. The shaman then returns to the tribe with the list of things the goddess requires to be done to get the food back.