Arts and Culture

Quebec delicacy returns to Iqaluit for third straight season

Yannick Perreault pours gravy on poutine in the Perreault Food Truck in front of Nakasuk Elementary School in Iqaluit last Friday. The Perreault family reopened the truck May 30 for the third consecutive season. On an average Friday, the truck sells more than 150 orders of poutine and 110 burgers, Perreault said. (Photo by Arty Sarkisian)

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Stone juggle before Alianait masterclass

Tylie Arnatsiaq practises juggling with stones in Iqaluit Square on July 6. Arnatsiaq is a member of Artcirq, a performing arts collective from Igloolik. He was practising for a masterclass he was doing later that day on circus performing, as part of Alianait Arts Festival. (Photo by Arty Sarkisian)

Headbanging under the big tent

Sebastien Enequist, lead singer of Sound of the Damned, flips his hair during the band’s closing set July 7 at Alianait Arts Festival in Iqaluit. The Nuuk death metal band brought a headbanging performance to the main tent to close out the day’s festivities. The festival continues Monday and Tuesday with more performances in the city. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)

Throat singers’ performance earns trip to Nuuk

Ivaluarjuk Kathleen Merritt, left, and Charlotte Qamaniq, who perform together as Iva and Angu, hold a throat singing workshop July 6 at the Elders Qammaq as part of the Alianait Arts Festival. The pair also won Alianait’s Pan-Arcticvision contest, which was held July 7. The win gives them the chance to represent Nunavut at the Pan-ArcticVision international competition in Nuuk, Greenland, in October. Iva and Angu are scheduled to perform again in Iqaluit Tuesday afternoon as part of Alianait’s Nunavut Day celebrations. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)

Iqaluit gets ready for Alianait Arts Festival

Preparations are underway in the Canadian North tent in front of Nakasuk Elementary School for the 2024 Alianait Arts Festival. The festival, which officially runs from July 6 to 9, got an early start Friday with an exhibit from Nuuk, Greenland at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum and a comedy show at the Aqsarniit hotel. The Alianait festival includes a variety of events such as workshops, concerts, arts exhibits and pop-up shows. The events will be held in different places in Iqaluit including the tent, Franco-Centre, Elders Qammaq, Iqaluit airport, the Visitors Centre, Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, RBC building, Black Heart Café, Northmart and Arctic Ventures. The full schedule is available at (Photo by Arty Sarkisian)


Iqaluit marks Canada’s 157th birthday

Iqlauit firefighters take the maple leaf flag off a fire truck after the chili handout they organized for Canada Day on Monday in front of the Nakasuk Elementary School. The chili handout was one of the many events marking Canada’s 157th birthday. The City of Iqaluit organized a parade, a bike-decorating contest and free face- painting. Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok, Nunvut MP Lori Idlout and Iqlauit mayor Solomon Awa spoke a the official ceremony in a tent in front of the school. (Photo by Arty Sarkisian)


ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔩᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᖅᓯᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᑲᒻᒪᕐᔪᐊᔭᑦᑐᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕐᕕᖓᓂ, ᑭᓪᓕᓯᓂᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᑑᔮᖅᐳᖅ

ᐱᖓᓱᓂ-ᑎᓴᒪᐅᔪᓂ ᑭᐅᔨᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᓄᑦ ᔫᓂᐊᓐ−ᖓᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑭᓪᓕᓯᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᖅᓯᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᐱᑲᒻᒪᕐᔪᐊᔭᑦᑐᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ