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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,...

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...