Ottawa Hospital builds a future with Inuit

Scores of administrators and staff members from Tungasuvvingat Inuit and The Ottawa Hospital gathered on the morning of Jan. 23 at the main entrance to the hospital’s general campus to unveil this beautiful 17-foot qajaq, named “Sivuniksattinu,” or “For Our Future,” installed at the hospital as a gesture of reconciliation. It’s covered with an intricate pattern of glass panels designed by artists Kaajuk Kablaalik, Melissa Attagutsiak and Alexander Angnaluak. David Erkloo repaired the qajaq frame. “It was tremendously fulfilling,” Kablaalik told Nunatsiaq News. Read more later on Nunatsiaq.com. (Photo by Jim Bell)

By Jim Bell

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