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Native Fashion on Parade

A photo of a mother and daughter wearing qaspeqs.
Mother and daughter, Gwendalyn Trigg-Komakhuk and Kangisaq Payne Trigg, in an indigenous fashion show held by Norton Sound Health Corporation.

Mother and daughter, Gwendalyn Trigg-Komakhuk and Kangisaq Payne Trigg, show off their ‘qaspeqs’ (also spelled as ‘kuspuk’).

They are long hooded handmade shirts with pockets, at an indigenous fashion show and baby pageant held to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day at the Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC). Kangisaq won second place in the 1 to 3-year-old indoor-wear category.

Photo: Reba Lean, NSHC, used with permission.

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