Arts and Culture

Harvesting on a fine evening north of 60

Josh Mapsalak cuts open the steaming ribcage of a female caribou in front of a Naujaat home Monday evening. His friend, Lionel Angotingoar, shot three caribou — two female, one male — just a few hours earlier. The successful hunt happened less than five kilometres from town. These caribou had an odour to them, as mid-October means it’s mating season. (Photo by David Venn)

Inuit art advocate invested to Order of Canada

Inuit art advocate Patricia Feheley, left, receives her appointment to the Order of Canada from Gov. Gen. Mary Simon in a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Thursday. A longtime gallery director in Toronto, Feheley has spent her career pushing for Inuit art to be recognized as fine art. Her investment to the order was announced in December. Thursday’s ceremony inducted a total of 42 new members to the Order of Canada, widely considered to be the country’s highest civilian honour. (Photo courtesy of Sgt Mathieu St-Amour/Office of the Governor General)

Twin Flames show celebrates Indigenous culture through music

Chelsey June and Jaaji, of the award-winning indie band Twin Flames, entertains a multi-generational crowd at the Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families’ annual general meeting Tuesday night at St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall in Ottawa. The band is known for celebrating the distinct cultures and history of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples through its music. (Photo by Andrea Sakiyama Kennedy)