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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,...

Zacharias Kunuk to receive Order of Nunavut

Acclaimed Iglulik director Zacharias Kunuk will be this year's recipient of the Order of Nunavut, the GN announced Tuesday. Kunuk, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is co-founder of Igloolik Isuma...

Remembering popular entertainer Charlie Panigoniak

Celebrated Nunavut musician and singer Charlie Panigoniak died on Wednesday. Premier Joe Savikataaq released a statement to recognize the Chesterfield-Inlet born entertainer, who had become a longtime resident of Rankin Inlet. “It is with great sadness...

Songwriting and recording sessions planned in Cape Dorset

The Kinngait Performing Arts Club inherited some studio recording equipment as a result of the Nunavut Hitmakerz workshops and concert in the community in early February. From left, Loriann Parr, Miazie Joanasie, Mary Ann Adla,...

JUNE 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW: Quassa ousted, Kugluktuk wants elders’ centre, riot at BCC

Mayor to keep fighting for elders centre Kugluktuk "Yeah, it was a disappointment." That was Mayor's June response to the Government of Nunavut's recent decision to examine all options for an elders' long-term care centre instead of...

COLUMN: Performing arts hold plenty of potential

If we may step outside the traditional boundaries for a moment, one thing that has always somewhat befuddled me during the past two decades is why we don't see more of a push for...

ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᖅ ᐋᓯᕙᒃ ᐊᒥᐊᒐᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᖏᓛᖑᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑕᐅᕗᖅ

ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᖅ ᐋᓯᕙᖕᒥ ᐅᔭᖅᑲᒧᑦ-ᓴᓇᙳᐊᒐᒧᑦ ᐊᒥᐊᒐᖅ ᑕᐃᒎᓯᓕᖕᒥ ᑲᒪᓇᖅᑐᐊᓗᒃ ᐅᒃᐱᒡᔪᐊᖅ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᑖᒥ ᑐᕌᒐᒃᓴᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᒥᐊᒐᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᑭᑦᑐᕋᐅᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐱᓪᓗᓂ $216,000-ᒥ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥ ᓄᕕᐱᕆ 20-ᒥᑦ. ᐊᖏᓂᖓ ᖄᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ $100,000-$120,000 ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᒐᖓᓂ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᑕᐅᕙᒌᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᐊᑭᑦᑐᕋᐅᑎᓂᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ. "ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᕗᖅ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓕᕆᔨᕐᔪᐊᒧᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑭᑦᑐᕋᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᑕᓐᑭᓐ ᒪᒃᓚᐃᓐ, ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᓲᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᒻᒪᕆᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᐊᑎᖕᑕᓐᔅᓄᑦ,...

Kenojuak Ashevak print fetches Canadian record $216,000

A Kenojuak Ashevak stonecut print titled The Enchanted Owl set a new benchmark for prints at a Canadian auction when it commanded $216,000 in Toronto on Tuesday evening. The amount shattered the $100,000-$120,000 estimate set...
Instructor Rob Saley gives a few pointers on the eyes of a subject to Anthym Kadjuk of Baker Lake during the Kivalliq Art Camp in Rankin Inlet on Nov. 9, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo

The artistry of creating art

Concentration, creativity and beauty were all on full display when one entered the Kivalliq Art Camp in Rankin Inlet this past week. The camp ran from Nov. 5 to 13, with a full showing of...

Bringing historic art into the digital era

Thirty years worth of file boxes – thousands of them – have been accumulating all sorts of information and images at the Inuit Art Foundation's office in Toronto. That material – such as paper documents,...
Lydia Kaviok in her role as Paris chats with Juliet (Cheryl Nibgoarsi) in the Arviat Drama Club production of Romeo and Juliet in June of 2017. Photo courtesy Gord Billard

Arviat teens embrace theatre

Sometimes art imitates life and sometimes it's the other way around. But regardless of which is the recipient of the sincerest form of flattery, there are always lessons to be learned and emotions to be...

Preparing for the 10th square dance showdown

Elizabeth Anavilok is organizing the 10th annual square dance showdown in Gjoa Haven, Nov. 22-25. "I'm trying to aim for something big," said Anavilok who has been involved with the Amauligak Dancers for the past...
Rankin craftsperson Kyle Johnston, left, describes his various knives and ulus to a group of Agnico Eagle Mines representatives at the ninth annual Kivalliq Trade Show's Art Festival at Simon Alaittuq School in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 25, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo

At Kivalliq Trade Show, artisans show their wares

Hundreds of people passed through the arts market and took the time to attend the fashion show during the ninth annual Kivalliq Trade Show in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 25. Putting a bright spotlight on...
Mathew Thompson, from left, Anthony Collens and William Palliser use a generator to play live music around the community of Naujaat this past spring. Photo courtesy Matt Thompson

AROUND KIVALLIQ: Band on ice

Bandmates Mathew Thompson, Anthony Collens and William Palliser took their music around the community of Naujaat in a unique way this past spring. The trio used a generator to power their equipment and were towed...
A First Air and Canadian North merger signing ceremony was held in Montreal on Friday. From left, Johnny Adams, chair of the First Air board; Duane Smith, president of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation; and Charlie Watt, president of Makivik Corporation. Photo courtesy of Makivik Corporation photo courtesy of Makivik Corporation

First Air, Canadian North sign off on merger

A signing ceremony to mark the merger of First Air and Canadian North was held in Montreal on Friday afternoon, even though regulatory approval has not yet been granted. Cheers erupted after representatives from Makivik...

Actor Paul ‘Ike’ Nutarariaq recounts The Grizzlies premiere at TIFF and advocates for improving...

The Toronto International Film Festival is always brimming with glitz and glamour, but what struck Nunavut actor Paul "Ike" Nutarariaq most was the genuine warmth and friendliness of so many celebrities. "They really want to...
Howie Miller, one of Canada's few Indigenous professional comedians, will perform at Iqaluit's comedy festival this October. Photo courtesy of Crackup Comedy.

Crackup Comedy brings festival to Iqaluit

Iqaluit will be home to the first ever First Air Arctic Comedy Festival, with all its proceeds in support of the Kamatsiaqtut Help Line. The festival, which runs from Oct. 11 to 14, is opening...
Grand opening ceremonies were held at the $10.2-million, 10,400-square-foot Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop in Cape Dorset on Sept. 5 and Sept. 8.

An artistic dream realized

Residents of Cape Dorset gathered on Sept. 5 to partake in the grand opening of the Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop. The building's name is a tribute to renowned artist Kenojuak Ashevak, a talented...
Darrell Greer/NNSL photo Barney Tootoo displays the sign and memorial picture dedicated to the fifth annual Suicide Prevention Walk in memory of his son, Terence Tootoo, in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28, 2018.

Focus now on celebrating life

A large crowd came out in support of the fifth annual Suicide Prevention Walk in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28. The annual event is held in memory of Terence Tootoo. The crowd of people met at...