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Yaletown
1024 Mainland Street
Vancouver BC
Canada V6B 2T4

P: 604.685.9298
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Mon - Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun + Hol: 11:00am - 6:00pm
After hours: Open by appointment only

Closed: Christmas Day; Boxing Day; New Year's Day

Near Skytrain station - Yaletown/Roundhouse
Gastown
312 Water Street
Vancouver BC
Canada V6B 1B6

P: 604.684.9222
E: coastalpeoples@telus.net
 
Hours
Mon - Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun + Hol: 11:00am - 6:00pm
After hours: Open by appointment only

Closed: Christmas Day; Boxing Day; New Year's Day

Near Skytrain station - Waterfront

Gallery policy both locations:
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Uriash Puqiqnak

Gjoa Haven
 
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Uriash Puqiqnak

Gjoa Haven
 

Uriash was born in 1946. All his life, he has been surrounded by other artistic people -- his one brother Louie Qingnagtug is a also a carver, the other brother Leo Hummituq is a jewelry carver and his sister Mary Porter makes wall hangings. His wife Lorraine is an artist and their son Wayne is a carver. His father-in-law was the well-known carver Nelson Takkiruq (1930-1999).

In July 2005, Uriash was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada, in honour of his carving status.

Uriash has also been involved in politics. His political career began when he was elected mayor of Gjoa Haven. After that, he was elected to the Nunavut Legislature in the 1999 Nunavut general election. He became the MLA for the Nattilik electoral district. While he was in government, Uriash helped to develop programs that promoted home grown Inuit art and discouraged counterfeit carving from entering the marketplace. He currently serves as a member of the Nunavut Tourism Board and is chair of Parks Canada History steering committee.


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