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Inuk singer Kelly Fraser dies at 26

Editor's note: This story has been updated. Also, a correction, an earlier version of this story contained a wrong date for Fraser's death. She died Dec. 24. Nunavut News apologizes for the error. Inuk pop...

Ilagiiktunut funding supports Inuit artists and health workshops

The Joshua Haulli band will be having a concert in Pond Inlet. The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and the Embrace Life Council will be supporting the concert along with a handful of workshops and...

Iqaluit musician teaches ukulele to youth in three Nunavut communities

Colleen Aasiva Nakashuk, better known as the Iqaluit-based singer and songwriter Aasiva, is on a mission to teach ukulele to young Nunavummiut. With the support of Qikiqtani Inuit Association and Hitmakerz, the 22 year old...

Silla and Rise embrace Inuit culture through throat singing

Inuit throat singing band Silla and Rise have released their second album, Galactic Gala, on Oct. 5, 2019. The album consists of 14 songs, mostly instrumental, where the "beautiful" sounds of Inuit culture meet futuristic...

First time onstage in Kuujjuaq

Rankin Inlet’s own Sam Tutanuak brought his sound from the Kivalliq to the Aqpik Jam Music Festival at the Kuujjuaq Forum in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, from Aug. 12 to 15. This year’s festival included an impressive...

Katuutiit rocks again

If you walk past Rankin Inlet's rec hall late at night you might notice the faint rumble of a rhythm which has a slight Credence Clearwater Revival tinge to it. But listen a little closer...