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 Rachael Riley

Rachel Sisoulik Riley is an elder, and the Inupiat language teacher in Anaktuvuk Pass. Rachel is a skilled mask-maker. The caribou-skin masks originated in Anaktuvuk Pass in 1950s. Masks from Anaktuvuk Pass have a very distinct style - they are made with wooden molds to shape the drying caribou skin into a face shape and then decorated with furs and claws from other harvested animals. In this video, you can watch Rachel working on the mask-making process.



Voices from Anaktuvuk Pass

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 Anaktuvuk Pass - Rachel Riley, Skin Maskmaker

Ada Lincoln Andrew Hopson Anthony Edwards Catherine Nay Charles Hugo Clyde Morry George Paneak Johnny Rulland Karlene Ticket Lawrence Burris Mark Morry Mike Morry Phillip Ahgook Rachel Riley Raymond Paneak Riley Sikvayugak Robert Smith Ruth Rulland Vera Woods Whitney Weber