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Johnny Reid gains more fans in Cambridge Bay

Performer Johnny Reid left a lasting impression and captured some hearts during his concerts in Cambridge Bay on Feb. 9 and 10. Singing sensation Johnny Reid takes a seat inside an artificial iglu located in...

Celebrating the return of the sun with a pie baking contest

To celebrate the return of the sun, Parks Canada held a sun-themed pie baking contest on Feb. 1 in Pond Inlet. Around 6 p.m., 12 bakers from the community showed up with their creatively decorated...

Pangnirtung students showcase printmaking skills

After three weeks of printmaking workshops, Pangnirtung students had an opportunity to showcase and sell their artwork on Jan. 31. Students at Attagoyuk Ilisavik High School learned about various printmaking methods. They created relief prints...

Performing arts centre would support 408 jobs, infuse tens of millions of dollars into...

A feasibility study commissioned by Nunavut arts group Qaggiavuut shows that a proposed performing arts centre in Iqaluit would support 408 full-time jobs and inject an estimated $41 million into Nunavut’s economy over its...

Threads of Living Memory exhibit features Inuit crafts

The Glenbow art and history museum in Calgary will put Inuit textile crafts on display in an exhibit called Dynamic Connections: Threads of Living Memory. This natural dye muskox by Martha Itimungnaq Neeveacheak of Taloyoak...

The Jerry Cans’ new album Echoes due out in May; listen to clip from...

The Jerry Can have announced their fourth album, titled Echoes, will be released on May 15. Atauttikkut, the first track from Echoes, comes out on Friday. A preview is available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3WBcSNQlIU   The new album, produced...

Coping with grief, Kelly Fraser’s family releases statement

The family of Inuk recording star Kelly Amaujaq Fraser released a statement Monday revealing that Kelly died by suicide on Dec. 24 in Winnipeg. The statement indicates that Kelly suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder for...

Kitikmeot Chamber of Commerce calendar to benefit regional artists

The work of Kitikmeot artists will be showcased in a 2020 calendar being produced by the Kitikmeot Chamber of Commerce, and proceeds from calendar sales will aid artists in the region. Five hundred copies of...

Zacharias Kunuk film named among Canada’s top 10 for 2019

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has selected One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk as one of Canada's 10 best for 2019. The movie -- produced by Isuma Distribution International and directed by...

Inuit pop singer hoping to raise $60,000 for her new album

Sanikiluaq's Kelly Fraser is asking for help to raise $60,000 for the recording, marketing and publicizing of her third album, Decolonize. The musician stated, the hiring of a publicist and marketing team for a year...

There’s more to art than money, says Bart Hanna

As debate rages over the role of artwork in enriching the lives of Inuit, spurred by a New York Times article, Iglulik carver Bart Hanna says creating art means more than a pay cheque. “It's...

A night of laughs in Iqaluit

On Oct. 12, the finale of the four day North Arctic Comedy Fest took place at Frobisher Inn, Iqaluit. Over 200 people came to see the three hour long comedy show. Eleven comedians from across...

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...