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Sealskin artist says Etsy sales policy discriminates against Indigenous artisans – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202127 Views

An Inuk jeweller is calling for changes to the policies of a popular online marketplace, saying they discriminate against Indigenous people.

Vanessa Brousseau, an Ottawa-based public servant and hobby artisan, sells her sealskin and beadwork pieces through an Etsy page called Resilient Inuk’s Creations.

Drawing on her mixed Inuk and Ojibwa heritage, Brousseau blends sealskin with beadwork to create colourful earrings and bracelets.

She’s been posting her work to social media for a few years.

“People liked it,” she said. “So I started making it for others.”

As demand for her work has continued to grow, Brousseau set up a sales page on Etsy, an online marketplace of artisans from around the world.

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