Ullukut! Hello! Bonjour!
On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Ottawa’s Inuit community held its annual spring equinox celebration at the Bronson Centre. Organized by Tungasuvvingat Inuit, an organization that provides social support, cultural activities, counselling and crisis intervention to Ontario’s Inuit population, this event was also meant to celebrate TI’s 30th anniversary. / Le samedi 18 […]
On March 19, 2016, Ottawa’s Inuit community held its annual spring equinox celebration. Organized by Tungasuvvingat Inuit, this year’s theme was Imagine, Inspire, Create and Celebrate. Inuit artists from all regions of Canada were invited to perform. A most successful evening to honour the many successes and inspiring stories of Inuit in Canada.
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On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the duo Twin Flames launched their first album at the cabaret La Basoche in Gatineau. It was in front of a full house that Chelsey June and Jaaji Uppik interpreted nine of their compositions, a […]
Hello all, Last night, the Carleton University Art Gallery hosted a concert and fundraiser for the upcoming exhibit “Walking with our sisters”, a commemorative art installation for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada and the USA. Over the last 30 years, in Canada alone, more than 1180 native women of all ages have […]
Today, World Suicide Prevention Day, Ottawa’s Inuit community held it’s 9th annual Celebrate Life event to bring attention to a hard reality that affects all Inuit families in Canada. Inuit have the highest suicide rate in Canada, and one of the highest in the world. Suicide accounts for 40% of the deaths among Inuit […]
Hello all / Bonjour à tous,
Earlier today, I had the pleasure of attending the lunch time performances organized by Health Canada to celebrate Aboriginal Awareness Week. Here is a quick photo summary of the event. / Plus tôt aujourd’hui, j’ai eu le plaisir d’assister au spectacle organisé par Santé Canada pour célébrer la Semaine […]
Just getting around to process the photos I took on March 20 at Qaummagiaq, the Inuit community’s spring celebration organized by Tungasuvvingat Inuit in Ottawa. I was so sorry I couldn’t stay till the end but here are a few photos I brought back.
Inuit elder lighting the qulliq to mark the […]
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Last Friday, June 8 2012, over two hundred people gathered in Oujé-Bougoumou to celebrate a major milestone in the history of Quebec’s Cree nation: the grand opening of the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute. Being one of the privileged people to have attended the ceremony, I thought I would share a […]
Bonjour from Montreal,
Hard to believe that the IPY 2012 Conference “From Knowledge to Action” is almost coming to an end. All week, deciding which sessions to attend has been a source of tough decisions. The number of possibilities is just overwhelming!
Fortunately, at lunch break, the choice is quite easy: it’s time to attend […]
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Hello everyone! Just a quick note to confirm that the Arctic Wildlife encounters photo exhibit is currenly underway at the Maison de la culture de Pointe-aux-Trembles. Here are a few photos taken on Friday during the set up. Thank you Pascal!!
Do not forget to drop by the bird […]