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Pond Inlet artist creates Pokémon characters from Inuit legends – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202241 Views

May 24, 2022

A Pond Inlet artist has created characters based on a popular anime franchise, his community and Inuit legends and culture.

Jamesie Itulu, 27, has developed Pokémon-like characters that represent ringed seals, the sea goddess Sedna, shamans, face tattoos and many other stories, figures and animals from Inuit culture.

He calls them Fakemon.

“I decided to just keep going to make more and have my own fake region based on Nunavut and its culture,” Itulu said.

He calls it the Kajana Region, based on the Inuktitut word “kajjana,” which means “stunning” in English.

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