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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 […]

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 […]

Walking with our sisters: Ottawa Concert and Fundraiser at Carleton University Art Gallery

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 […]

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 […]

Sur la piste de l’ours de glace – Bal de neige 2013, Ottawa

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Si vous êtes de la région de Gatineau-Ottawa, vous avez possiblement remarqué des ours de glace qui trônent fièrement à divers endroits du centre-ville d’Ottawa. Ces sculptures sont une initiative du World Wildlife Fund (WWF) qui a déclaré 2013 « Année de l’ours polaire ». Leur […]

WWF Ice Polar Bear Tracker – Winterlude 2013 – Ottawa

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If you are in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, you may have noticed the ice bears proudly standing at various locations in downtown Ottawa. These sculptures are an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) who has declared 2013 the “Year of the polar bear”. Their goal is to […]