Thursday, November 23, 2017

Arts, Culture & Education

Inuit art and culture

Last summer, I had the privilege, along with my wife Hazel and son Roman, of touring the Heart of the Arctic on board the...

Pirurvik

Providing ‘a place to grow’ in Pond Inlet The Pirurvik Preschool opened its doors in January 2016 and offers an Early Childhood Education (ECE) program...

The 5th Thule Atlas

Between 1921 and 1924, a Danish anthropological expedition led by the Inuktitut speaking anthropologist Knud Rasmussen completed the first comprehensive recording of traditional Inuit...

A Gathering Place

Piqalujaujaq, which means “the iceberg shaped building,” is a magnificent new building located at the shoreline in the heart of the community of Qikiqtarjuaq,...

Indigenous Art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is Canada’s oldest civic art gallery and home to over 27,000 works spanning centuries and media, including the world’s...

Historical Traditions

The concept of inuat — an Inuktitut word roughly translatable as ‘inhabitants,’ or ‘dwellers’ — once provided the foundation for Inuit belief and lifestyle....

“Beyond Aurora Borealis”

Abraham Anghik Rruben is a contemporary artist of Inuvialuit ancestry. His work is unique in how it embodies his cultural heritage within the nuances...

Circus Arts

A trip to Nunavut to research Inuit art turned into a seven-year labour of love for a pair of filmmaker-journalists from Boston whose documentary...

Creative Bonding Gameti – Community Sewing Program

Have you ever wondered what incredible things could happen when you least expected it? If not, then I have a story for you! I...

Abraham Ulrikab – The filming of the documentary

In October 1880, when Abraham Ulrikab, an Inuk from Hebron, Labrador, told Moravian missionary Auguste Ferdinand Elsner, “If we can go back to Labrador,...