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NunaKakKaasimajut (First Peoples First Occupants): A New Radio Show Hosted by Angus Andersen Dedicated to Canadian Indigenous Music

Angus Andersen loves listening to indigenous music. Quite often you’ll find him searching on YouTube for new songs and performers. But, in March 2016, something changed! As a member of the Inuit Drum group Kilautiup Songuninga (strength of the drums), Angus flew from St. John’s to Ottawa to take part in the Inuit community’s Spring […]

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

Good day,

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 […]

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


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 […]

Jaaji Uppik and Chelsey June launch Twin Flames’ first album

(version française de ce billet – comportant une série différentes de photos du spectacle)


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 […]

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


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 […]

Aboriginal Awareness Week / Semaine de sensibilisation aux cultures autochtones

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 […]

Qaummagiaq – Spring Equinox Celebration in Ottawa

Hello everyone,

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 […]

Grand opening of the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute in Oujé-Bougoumou

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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 […]