Yukon trappers and artisans are looking to create support for its fur industry.
That’s because trappers aren’t fairing that well on the international markets with low fur prices. A lynx pelt is selling for $60 while in Whitehorse the same pet is sold for $250.
It’s also about celebrating fur and having local people wearing it.
“This is about connecting the trapper with a crafter who’s going to make something with the person who’s going to buy,” said Kelly Milner, organizer of Unfurled.
Tlingit trapper George Bahm runs his family trap line on the weekends.
It keeps him connected to his ancestral land despite the expenses.
“These events are really important to us,” he said of Unfurled.