Scottish-Inuk / Canada / Craft
Kenneth Ingniqjuk Mackay is a Scottish-Inuk wood and metal worker who grew up in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Using teachings from his family, Kenneth made his first ulu out of necessity for his wife, Inuksuk, after her family had sent a box of country food south and she had no ulu to cut the mataaq with. Kenneth continues to salvage throw-away materials to turn into beautiful new things. Inuit and non-Inuit enjoy using the ergonomic ulu to cut a wide range of foods including pizza, lasagna, herbs, pies and brownies. At the core of Kenneth’s work is his desire to resourcefully find ways to live out traditional teachings in a modern world through the creation of eco-friendly art and tools that align with the values of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.