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20TuesdayFebruary252014ByMEAGANWOHLBERGThemodelsandperformerswerenottheonlyonesgoingwildatSaturdaysfurfashionshowinFortSmithwheremostofthetownshowedupsportingtheirowntraditionalgarments.TherewerepeopleintheaudiencewearingfurthatIveneverseenbeforeremarkedGoneWildorganizerPattiKayHamiltion.ItwassowonderfultohavepeoplewalkinthedoorFormerOlympianskierSharguestofthefashionshow.Aringsatthemarketplace.ModelRobLaviolettebeamsinacoyotefurjacketloanedoutfortheshowbyMorrisFursinEdmonton.WrappedinbeaverfurfromheadtotoemodelLarissaLustyshowsfurisbothfunctionalandfashionable.FortSmithelderandtrapperJaneDragonshowsoffherfurpieceswithprideatSatur-daysGoneWildevent.ThemodelsgatherwithGoneWildsguestofhonourlong-timetrapperPiKennedy.Thoughhespentover50yearstrappingitwasthersttimeKennedyhadseenmanyofthefursingarmentModelsLarissaLustyleftandFarrahFreundmodelSaltRiverFirstNationChiefFriedaMartselosstunningalpacaandfoxfurwrapsduringthefashionshow.ModelIsabellaBourquerevealsthehiddensoftnessliningoneofthecontemporaryjacketsprovidedbyMorrisFurs.LucyTulugarjukoriginallyfromIgloolikNunavutopenstheshowwithdrummingthroatsingingandwordsofprideinthesealhuntwhilewearingdesignerAttuatAkkitiqsawardwinningamautiparka.ThemodelsgatherbackstageTheeventwasmeanttocelebinanythingfromDeneFurCloudscrunchiestominkcoatstohatsmittspeopletryingtohonourthattraditionofhuntinginthiscommunity-traditionandfuture.Thesold-outeventwhichfeaturedanartsandcraftsmarketplacefashionshowmusicalperformancesandwildmeatandwinetastingwasmeanttocelebratetheter-ritoryslongstandingtrappingindustryandruncontrarytotheanti-furprotestsledbysoutherners.Theeventwasdedicatedtothelocaltrapperswhospentthemajorityoftheirlivesworkinginasustainablein-dustrythatwasdevastatedbyanimalrightsbacklashtheguestofhonourbeingFortSmithtrapperPiKennedywhospentover70yearsontheland.Iknowhowhardthoseguysworkedandhowhumble