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Storyteller Michael Kusugak to appear online this Saturday

Zoom event is sponsored by Ottawa’s Wabano Centre

Getting tired of life during lockdown? If so, the celebrated children’s book author and storyteller from Nunavut, Michael Kusugak, is offering some online entertainment this Saturday. In a virtual event on Zoom, sponsored by the Wabano Centre in Ottawa, Kusugak will offer an Inuit storytelling event that starts at 6 p.m. Kusugak, 73, grew up...

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