Inuit students perform at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre

Nunavut Sivuniksavut students captivated their audience at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Wednesday, Jan. 16, with traditional songs and dances as part of the “Next Generation” noon concert series. Students explained Inuit culture, covering topics from traditional games to interpreting Inuit facial expressions. They even taught the crowd a little Inuktitut. Their aim, says student Angel Ootova, was to share their culture and “show that we’re still here.” Based on the audience’s animated reaction, the Nunavut Sivuniksavut students achieved their goal. (Photo by Kahlan Miron)

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