Ottawa evening to celebrate Arctic cuisine
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami to host Tapiriit dining event at National Arts Centre
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.”