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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 […]

Aboriginal Awareness Week / Semaine de sensibilisation aux cultures autochtones

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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 […]

Tanya Tagaq surprises the crowd during the national capital’s Canada Day celebrations


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For almost two years now I have been hearing about the Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq. Each month, I make sure to include her tour dates in Polar Horizon’s calendar of events wherever she is on the planet. At last! The opportunity to attend one of her shows presented […]

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 […]

Découvrir le paysage sonore de Inukjuak / Discover Soundscapes of Inukjuak

À l’été 2009, le musicien et artiste sonore montréalais Nimalan Yoganathan a effectué une résidence artistique à Inukjuak, au Nunavik. Son projet : créer une carte géographique “sonore” de la communauté afin de mieux comprendre la richesse de la culture inuite. Pendant six semaines, accompagné de trois jeunes adolescents (Tukai, Tommy and Mattusie) il a […]

In Canada’s Arctic, finding hope with the help of a circus

Our friends at Artcirq, Canada’s Inuit circus, were the subject of an article in WorldFocus. Watch the video to learn more about the history of the circus and the impact it has on the community of Igloolik. You will recognize Terry, Joey, Jimmy, Reena, Daisy and Jenny who performed in Ottawa in February 2009.