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Kunuk’s latest effort earns ‘Best Canadian Film’ in Vancouver

Director Zacharias Kunuk hasn't lost his touch. One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk, Kunuk's new picture, was awarded "Best Canadian Film" at the 2019 Vancouver International Film Festival this weekend. Isuma Distribution International describes...

Cambridge Bay’s Zoe Ohokannoak promotes the arts for youth

Zoe Ohokannoak has left an indelible mark on her hometown of Cambridge Bay. She and friend Sam Sibera spent about a month working on a mural adorning the side of the community pool in July...

Iqaluit artist Kaleigh Rose Tagak wins top prize

Nunavut Arctic College student Kaleigh Rose Tagak was named Nunavut's winner of the 2019 BMO 1st Art! Competition for the sculpture Night Guide. Tagak, a second-year student in the jewelry and metalwork program, was introduced...

Family’s talents on display at Gjoa Haven fashion show

A mother and daughter were among the big winners at the Umiyaqtutt Festival fashion show on Sept. 1. Mollie Apiana earned the $1,000 top prize in the traditional clothing category. Her daughter Zuri modelled the...

Kunuk’s latest project to screen at Toronto International Film Festival

Acclaimed director Zacharias Kunuk's latest project, One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk, will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Sept. 13, Isuma Distribution International announced Sept. 3. Kunuk, writer-cinematographer Norman Cohn...

Riit’s debut album to be released in October

New music is on the way from Pangnirtung songstress Riit. Her debut full-length album, ataataga, which will feature eight tracks, is scheduled to be released on Oct. 25. At least one single will be available...

Chilling Arctic stories brought together to thrill fans of horror

Inhabit Media has a chilling treat for lovers of horror. The Iqaluit-based publishing company will release Taaqtumi, a collection of Arctic horror stories, in September, just weeks before Halloween. "Taaqtumi is an Inuktitut word that means...

Hailing Sanaugavut: art from Kinngait

Sanagavut: Art from Kinngait is a master’s thesis paper and exhibition by me, Nakasuk Alariaq, an Inuk-Finnish graduate student at Western University in London, Ont. The exhibition ran from May 3 to June 16 at...

Inuit miniature carvings on display in Winnipeg

Some of the tiniest examples of Inuit carvings are a big attraction at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The exhibit Small Worlds: Inuit Miniature Carving opened during the July 20-21 weekend. More than 100 diminutive carvings by...

Isuma’s new film Restless River to be released this fall

Madeline Ivalu and Marie-Hélène Cousineau have combined their writing and directing talents on a new feature film to be released in theatres this fall. Restless River is produced by Isuma Distribution International and Arnait Video...

Music festival to debut in Cambridge Bay in August

Melodic voices, drums, guitars and dancing will make for a lively three days in Cambridge Bay Aug. 2-4. The Ovayok Broadcasting Society is organizing the inaugural Mosquito Music Festival to keep people entertained that long...

Nunavut art showcased in Toronto, New York

The work of Nunavummiut artists, primarily from Cape Dorset, will be in the spotlight in two upcoming exhibitions to be held in Toronto and New York. The first Toronto Biennial of Art, running from Sept....

A materially significant donation in Cambridge Bay

Sewers and craftspeople in Cambridge Bay flocked to Kiilinik High School on June 4 to scoop up a portion of 10,000 metres of fabric donated to the community by Canada Goose. The company states...

Zacharias Kunuk invested to the Order of Nunavut

Filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk has received the territory's highest honour for his creative vision, which has taken Nunavut Inuit to an international audience. Nunavut's Commissioner Nellie Taptaqut Kusugak, in her capacity of Chancellor of the Order...

Original play hits the boards in Iqaluit

The weekend sees Iqaluit Community Theatre present an original play at Inuksuk High School's Tisi stage. Matthew Illaszewicz wrote and directed Paradise in Purgatory, a two-hander featuring Azreer Gill as Gerald Jesup and Murielle Jassinthe...
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Watch: New video for Northern Haze’s song Qainna

Veteran rockers Northern Haze have just released a video for the single Qainna, shot in their hometown of Iglulik. Wearing traditional caribou clothing, the band members perform the "party" song during the "psychedelic video," as...

Angela Amarualik earns Indigenous Music Award

A couple of rising stars on the Nunavut music scene received even wider acclaim at the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg on Friday evening. Iglulik's Angela Amarualik took home the award for Best Inuit,...

ᖃᒡᒋᐊᕘᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᒃᐳᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ

$500,000-ᑖᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ, ᖃᒡᒋᐊᕘᑦ ᖃᓂᓐᓂᖅᓴᒻᒪᕆᐅᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓕᕆᕝᕕᖕᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. "ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᑭᐅᓘᑎᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᐅᕐᔪᐊᕋᔭᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᓂᑦᑐᓐᓄᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑎᒍᑦ ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖃᕐᒪᑦ ᖃᒡᒋᖅ ᑲᑎ1ᕝᕕᐅᔪᕐᒧᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓱᒻᒥᖅᑐᐃᔨ ᐊᓚᓐ ᕼᐋᒧᓪᑎᓐ, ᑭᓱᓄᑦ ᖃᒡᒋᐊᕘᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓄᑦ. ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᑎᑭᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᕘᓇ ᐃᓱᒪᑐᔪᓄᑦ ᓂᐅᕐᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒧᑦ,...

Bart Hanna’s Sedna unveiled at Parliament Hill

Iglulik artist Bart Hanna Kappianaq, creator of a new Sedna sculpture for the 20th anniversary of Nunavut's status as a territory, received all the protocol Ottawa has to offer April 8. The unveiling of his...

Kitikmeot garment workshop an ’emotional healing journey’

A dozen women recently gathered at the Cambridge Bay Elders' Palace to reclaim a Kitikmeot Inuit tradition of making wolf-fur coverings that go around the wearer's face, and it was an emotional experience. Karen Kamoayok,...