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

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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 […]

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.

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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 […]

Qaummagiaq – Spring Equinox Celebration in Ottawa

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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 […]

La communauté inuite fête le printemps!

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Cet après-midi, les murs de l’amphithéâtre de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada ont vibré aux sons des chants et danses de la communauté inuite d’Ottawa. L’événement, organisé par Tungasuvvingat Inuit, avait pour but de célébrer l’arrivée du printemps. Malgré le soleil radieux, un vent polaire soufflait nous rappelant qu’il était […]

Ottawa’s inuit community celebrates spring

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This afternoon, the auditorium at Library and Archives Canada vibrated to the sounds of the Inuit community’s songs and danses. This annual Spring Celebration was organised by Tungasuvvingat Inuit. Despite the bright sunshine, a polar wind was blowing reminding us that it is still a bit too early to […]

Soirée boréale 2011. Nunavut : terre de cultures et d’aventures.

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Vendredi dernier, les Brasseurs du Temps de Gatineau accueillaient l’édition 2011 des Soirées Boréales organisées par l’organisme Carrefour Nunavut. Pour cette 7e édition, la toute première à se dérouler en Outaouais, la soirée avait été placée sous le thème Nunavut: terre de cultures et d’aventures. C’est devant une salle comble que se sont produits […]