Pond Inlet artist creates Pokemon characters from Inuit legends

By David Venn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter 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 Pokemon-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. Pokemon is a video and trading card game, and animated movie and TV show franchise with millions of followers worldwide. It’s about people who catch and train creatures to battle in…

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