The next stop on the “Saila is Amazing” train is one of her outfits. The tag inside the denim skirt says “Saila’s Denim Skirt Set”, but the listing on the Maplelea website and Amazon both call it Nunavut Now.
When I first started hearing scuttlebutt about the Maplelea doll company, the one doll I always heard mentioned was Saila. Pronounced SIGH-la, she was developed with cooperation of people from Nunavut, the province where the new character would be from. Her journal, which every Maplelea character has, is trilingual (English, French, and Inuktitut). For someone who loves “the little details” that goes into a character, I can say that Maplelea really knocked it out of the park with Saila. Besides Kaya from American Girl, I have never seen another dedicated North American Aboriginal character–and Saila is the only distinctly modern girl, exploring what life is like as a young girl in Nunavut today.