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Willie Ishulutak, an Innuit soapstone carver in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada roughs out the fins of a soapstone narwhal sculpture outside his mother's house in the suburb of Apex. (From the book, What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) Carving is one of the few traditions of the Inuit that has made the leap into the wage-earning modern world. Willie says he can complete two or three pieces in a day, then sell them in the evening at bars and restaurants in Iqaluit for $100 ($93 USD) each, and sometimes more. MODEL RELEASED.