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Caroline Lafontaine

Artist Bio: 

Caroline Lafontaine made the North her home in 1992 and since lived and worked in many communities of the Dehcho and Akaitcho regions.  

Caroline has always been interested in Arts,  weaving 4 and 8 frame looms for many years, pottery with Yellowknife's guild,  and now learning basketry from Kathy Harper and painting from Diane Boudreau. 

Chemistry was her favorite subject in high school, a perfect basis to self-taught soap making and refine her skills in the last three years.  

She studied the human body, microbiology and immunology in her first years of university, and completed a degree in agriculture (environmental biology); trained with the Northern Farming Training Institute (NFTI) and also obtained her permaculture design certificate from Geoff Lawton Permaculture Institute. She’s worked as an agriculturalist and supported the development of gardens in the NWT, and is a part of the Yellowknife Farmers Market Board where her homemade soaps will be sold this year.

NWT Daahtleh (“soap” in South Slavey) germinated in the Dehcho and took root in Yellowknife, Akaitcho Territory. Caroline Lafontaine, biologist and soap maker, offers luxurious handmade soaps and other body care products. NWT Daahtleh has educational objectives including raising awareness on chemicals found in household products. Part of the proceeds of her soap endeavors are shared with Charles Tetcho School special activities fund, Sambaa K'e (Trout Lake), NWT. 

Mahsi cho. Thank you. Merci!

Last Updated: August 19, 2016
Region: 
North Slave
Community: 
Yellowknife
Address: 
3522 Macdonald Drive
Yellowknife, NT X1A2H1
Phone: 
(867) 446-5310

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