By David Venn, Local Journalism Initiative reporter A Pond Inlet artist has created characters inspired by a popular animated series, its community, and Inuit legends and culture. Jamesie Itulu, 27, has developed Pokémon-like characters that depict 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 keep doing more and having my own fake region based on Nunavut and its culture,” Itulu said. He calls it the Kajana region, after the Inuktitut word “kajjana,” which means “magnificent” in English. Pokemon is a collectible card and video game, anime film and TV show franchise with millions of followers worldwide. It’s about people catching and training creatures to fight in…

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