Sharon Vittrekwa is a Tetlit Gwich'in artist born in Aklavik, Northwest Territories. She came to the Yukon in 1990, spending time living in Whitehorse and Old Crow. Over the years, she has taught medicine gathering and healing in the communities of Fort McPherson, Dawson City, Old Crow, and Whitehorse in schools, support centres, healing retreats, and offer private lessons.
After helping her grandmother, aunts, and other elders with sewing, Sharon learned on her own how to start creating, designing and sewing traditional clothing and hunting gear.
Sharon's last name comes from her grandfather and was one of a very few that was kept before the Anglican and Government came into this country. Vittrekwa means "no cry".
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