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Labrador Inuit Featured in the German Embassy’s new Exhibit in Ottawa

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I am so excited and proud to tell you about the “Germany and Canada: Partners from Immigration to Innovation” exhibit that just opened last night in Ottawa. The exhibit is being presented by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, and its many partners, to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. It is located […]

Ottawa’s Inuit Community Celebrates the Spring Equinox – La communauté inuite d’Ottawa célèbre l’équinoxe de printemps

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 […]

“Trapped in a Human Zoo” nominated at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards

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On Tuesday, January 17, I had the pleasure of attending the Canadian Screen Awards press conference in Montreal. The documentary Trapped in a Human Zoo had been submitted in two categories: Best Science or Nature Documentary and Best Research. That morning I was to find out if we had […]

Pérégrinations nordiques : le Nunavik vu par Robert Fréchette

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Lors d’une récente visite à Montréal, j’ai pris le temps de déambuler sur l’avenue du Mont-Royal pour voir l’exposition Pérégrinations nordiques mettant en vedette les paysages, les habitants et la faune du Nunavik. Le photographe, Robert Fréchette, aujourd’hui directeur général de l’Institut culturel Avataq, mais aussi fondateur de la première agence de photojournalisme indépendante […]

Ottawa’s Inuit Community Celebrates the many successes and inspiring stories of Inuit in Canada

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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.

Here’s […]

Tragedy in the Zoo: Abraham Ulrikab featured in Canada’s History magazine

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As you probably know, we’re just five days away from the television premiere of the documentary Trapped in a Human Zoo on CBC.

I was really thrilled when the editor of Canada’s History magazine confirmed that their February-March 2016 issue would contain the 7-page feature article Tragedy in the Zoo followed by a […]

La mort d’Abraham Ulrikab et des Inuits du Labrador à Paris couverte par la presse satirique de 1881

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Aujourd’hui, 10 janvier 2016, date à laquelle la France commémore le premier anniversaire de la tuerie au journal satirique Charlie Hebdo, représente aussi le 135e anniversaire du décès de la jeune Maria, 13 mois, à l’hôpital Saint-Louis de Paris.

Ceux qui sont familiers avec l’histoire d’Abraham Ulrikab se rappeleront peut-être […]

Ottawa’s Inuit community celebrates life

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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 […]

Abraham Ulrikab’s story nominated for the People Land Truth Awards

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I am most pleased to inform you that the article Eight Labrador Inuit Trapped in a 19th Century Human Zoo, recently published by Intercontinental Cry magazine, a publication of the Center for World Indigenous Studies, has been selected as one of the twenty nominees for the very first […]

L’histoire d’Abraham Ulrikab en nomination pour le People Land Truth Awards

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Bonjour à tous,

J’ai le grand plaisir de vous information que l’article Eight Labrador Inuit Trapped in a 19th Century Human Zoo (Huit Inuits piégés dans un zoo humain), publié récemment par le magazine Intercontinental Cry magazine, une publication du Center for World Indigenous Studies, fait partie des 20 textes […]