Ottawa evening to celebrate Arctic cuisine

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami to host Tapiriit dining event at National Arts Centre

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami will host its annual event celebrating Arctic country foods on Monday in Ottawa. Formerly known as A Taste of the Arctic, Tapiriit will showcase country foods harvested from across Inuit Nunangat. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

An annual event that celebrates country food harvested from Inuit Nunangat will return to Ottawa for the first time since 2019.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami has announced it will host its celebration of Arctic country food and culture at the National Arts Centre on Monday evening.

Formerly known as A Taste of the Arctic, Tapiriit, meaning “united” in Inuktut, will showcase country foods like Arctic char, goose, maktaaq and caribou in a reception-style dinner highlighting the four distinct regions of Inuit Nunangat.

The dishes will be prepared by chef Sheila Flaherty, who hails from Iqaluit, and National Arts Centre chef Kenton Leier.

The evening will feature speakers and performances by Artcirq, Cirqiniq, Terry Uyarak, Nancy Mike, Geronimo Inutiq and Deantha Edmunds.

“Getting together to share country food is a big part of our culture,” said ITK president Natan Obed.

“I look forward to seeing old friends, and making new ones, as we gather to share in the bounty of Inuit Nunangat.”


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(10) Comments:

  1. Posted by Simon Qingnaqtuq on

    Would be great if they can get People from Embassy home they need that

    • Posted by Awesome idea on

      Or at least deliver dishes to each of our seniors who are staying there.

  2. Posted by 867 on

    Disappointing to see disposable plates being used at this event shame on national art center

    • Posted by 613 on

      What comes from the land goes back to the land, I’m disappointed that you’re disappointed. Klinging and clanging of dishes is too deafening anyway

      • Posted by 867 on

        What comes from land does not go back to the land. Unless u consider a landfill “the land”

    • Posted by Froze on

      The pressure needed to cut frozen country food , does not make sense to use ceramic plates, what should they use in lieu of cardboard too?

      • Posted by 867 on

        Hardwood Cutting board maybe?

    • Posted by File Photo on

      It’s a file photo, it is more than likely not a photo from the previous “A Taste of the Arctic, Tapiriit” event. If it were the prior event, NN would post the credits as such since they probably don’t have an in-house photographer in Ottawa.

    • Posted by Hunter on

      Read the description of the photo. It is obviously a photo from Nunatsiaq News files and not of the actual event or someone would have gotten credit for submitting it as I highly doubt they would fly someone down to cover this event.

  3. Posted by Northern Guy on

    Its nice to see ITK making such good use of the millions of dollars the federal government has handed out.


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