Arts and Culture

Strike a pose: Fashion gala at National Arts Centre to raise money for Inuit students

Nunavut Sivuniksavut hosting event to cover cost of student trip

Inuit art, music, fashion and pride will be on stage next week at the National Arts Centre as Nunavut Sivuniksavut holds its first-ever fashion gala. Nunavut Sivuniksavut, based in Ottawa, is a two-year post-secondary program focused on Inuit studies. The event will include a fashion show featuring designs by InukChic Designs, Adrienne Aliyak and Victoria’s...

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Iqaluit RCMP, firefighters raise over $1,000 in charity hockey game

Teams faced off at AWG arena in Iqaluit on Saturday night

Iqaluit residents placed their bets on the winning team Saturday at a charity hockey game between the Iqaluit RCMP and fire department. Those attending placed donations in one of two boots at the entrance, helping the teams raise more than $1,000 for local Movember men’s health initiatives. The RCMP and firefighters also collected money and non-perishable food items to be donated to Joamie Elementary School. As for the hockey game, the RCMP won 6-5. (Photo by Meral Jamal)

Queer Inuit youth ‘can be themselves’ at Ottawa drop-in space

Grand opening of Arsaniq program welcomes guests with country food, community support

Organizers and supporters of the Arsaniq drop-in centre celebrated the opening of the program, designed for queer Inuit youth in Ottawa, at an event on Friday at the Bronson centre. From left: Anika d’Argencourt, Reese Lucassie, Katia d’Argencourt, Chris Church (sitting), Mikka Komatsiutikiak, Aly Schamerhorn and Jennifer Chafe. (Photo by Madalyn Howitt)

Cheering on Canada from Kangiqsualujjuaq

Students from Ullluriaq School in Kangiqsualujjuaq spend part of Wednesday afternoon watching Canada’s historic first game at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. According to teacher Maxime Lalande, several of the students asked to watch Canada make its first appearance on soccer’s biggest stage in more than 36 years. In the end, Canada lost to Belgium 1-0. Play in the group stage continues Sunday when Canada faces Croatia, starting at 11 a.m. ET. (Photo courtesy of Maxime Lalande)



Pop art, Inuit-style

Part pop art exhibit and part pop-up shop, Pop, Chip, Kukuk is a tongue-in-cheek celebration of snacks and pop culture by Inuk artist Tarralik Duffy. The two-room exhibition, which is both a mini art gallery and a shop, is open until Nov. 5 at the SAW Gallery in Ottawa. Duffy used the SAW Nordic Lab’s Annie Pootoogook screenprinting studio to create graphic drawings, prints and sculptures that are an ode to contemporary Inuit culture. The show features pop art depictions of soda pop, potato chips and chocolate bars, commodities with a long shelf life that are popular across Inuit Nunangat. Images of other Inuit artists also feature on limited-edition art T-shirts, bags and prints that can be purchased directly from the exhibition. (Photos by Madalyn Howitt)