Canada, in Ontario there is a tanning course that follows traditional Inuit techniques

Learn how to use the skins of the major wild mammals which are the victim of road accidents. It happens every Saturday at Manitok Thompson House (pictured), an Inuit woman living in Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada. Only in Ontario each year there are 1,100 records of dead wild animals accidentally in road accidents and is legal possession of carcases. Manitok picked them up and taught to a group of women as tanning hides and how to use them to make products of traditional crafts. Not only because Manitok shows recycling: old leather jackets, fur, leather sofas lying in the street. “Learn how to make good use of leather sofas, jackets, coats, or corpses of wild animals killed by traffic accidents, helps many local women to achieve economic independence” said the woman. In the Thompson, home garages are beaver skins, coyote, fox, seal, all left to dry according to the Inuit tradition. They come from legal purchases and wild animals involved in road accidents in the Ottawa region. These weekly meetings, however, elicit mixed reactions. “It is an enormous waste to throw a dead accidentally” animal supports Manitok.

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