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Governor General’s Award honours storied career of Germaine Arnaktauyok

“When you're doing artwork, you really don't think about money or an award, you just do it because you enjoy it," lifelong artist says

As a little girl growing up in a camp outside of Igloolik, Germaine Arnaktauyok didn’t have access to paper, but that didn’t stop the would-be artist from expressing herself. What she did have were gum wrappers that her father would bring home. “I used to save those and do little drawings on them,” said Arnaktauyok....

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Restless River directors win Indigenous Screen Award

Marie-Helene Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu shared the best director award at the first Indigenous Screen Awards held at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival Dec. 31 for their work on Restless River, seen here being filmed in April 2018 in Kuujjuaq. Restless River’s lead actress, Malaya Qaunirq Chapman, also received a nomination for best actress. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Baker Lake receives shipment of stylish face masks

From left: Viola Haqpi and Holly Kayuryuk with the Abluqta Society in Baker Lake try on face masks that sport patterns from Inuit culture on Dec. 7. A box of 200 of the masks, made by Tanya Innaarulik, were donated by Transformative Life Skills Nunavik. The Abluqta Society plans to give them away in January, once the current supply of masks in the community becomes less available. (Image courtesy of the Abluqta Society)