Arts and Culture

Award night for Susan Aglukark

Gov. Gen. Mary Simon, right, presents the 2022 Humanitarian Award to Inuk singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark at the Juno Awards on May 14 in Toronto. The award recognizes philanthropic contributions of Canadian artists who have made a meaningful impact on social welfare. Aglukark was honoured for her dedication to improving the lives of children and youth in northern Indigenous communities through her Arctic Rose Foundation, which runs after-school arts programs for Indigenous youth. Throughout her career Aglukark has been awarded three Junos for her music. (Photo courtesy of MCpl Anis Assari / Office of the Secretary of the Governor General)

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Kicking off the UN’s Decade of Indigenous Languages with a song

Inuk-Mohawk singer Beatrice Deer performs at the Canadian launch of the UN’s International Decade of Indigenous Languages, at the Royal Canadian Geographic Society in Ottawa April 22. Deer, originally from Nunavik, sang a medley of songs in Inuktitut at the event co-hosted by Gov. Gen. Mary Simon and former National Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde. (Photo by Madalyn Howitt)

Lighting a flame for language preservation

Inuk elder Aigah Attagutsiak lights the qulliq as Anishinaabe drummer Odeshkun Thusky looks on at the Canadian launch of the UN’s International Decade of Indigenous Languages at the Royal Canadian Geographic Society in Ottawa on April 22. The event was co-hosted by Gov. Gen. Mary Simon and former National Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde.(Photo by Madalyn Howitt)

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Qimmiit sunbathe on Uluksan Qingua

On Monday, these dogs will begin their trek to Igloolik

Igloolik musher Jonah Qaunaq’s qimmiit, or sled dogs, rest Friday morning on Uluksan Qingua, or Adams Sound, just off the coast of Arctic Bay. On Monday, these dogs will pull Qaunaq towards Igloolik, beginning their 500 kilometre trek in hopes of winning the Nunavut Quest and a $20,000 prize. (Photo by David Venn)