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Lisa Qiluqqi Koperqualuk named Curator of the MMFA

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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has announced that Lisa Quluqqi Koperqualuk will join the team as their new Curator and Mediator of Inuit Art. Koperqualuk has worked with Inuit organizations and committees at the provincial, federal and national levels since becoming Vice President of International Affairs at the Inuit Circumpolar Council. A trilingual speaker and trained anthropologist, she holds a Master’s from Université Laval and a certificate in financial management from Cornell.

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Spirit Wrestler Gallery to Close its Doors this October

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After 24 years, Vancouver’s Spirit Wrestler Gallery is closing its doors to the public as of October 15, 2019, with operations ending on October 31, 2019. Founded in 1995, the gallery became well-known for showcasing the work of a host of leading Indigenous artists from across Canada and beyond.

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Arnait and Isuma’s Latest Co-Production Coming This Fall

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Alongside the official trailer, additional details have been released for third feature film written and directed by award-winning filmmakers Madeline Ivalu and Marie-Hélène Cousineau. Set in Nunavik shortly after World War II, Restless River (2019) is based off Gabrielle Roy’s 1970 novel Windflower.

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Riddu Riđđu Festival Highlights Nunavummiut Artists

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Nunavummuit took centre stage as the Riddu Riđđu: Sami Music and Culture Festival’s “Northern People of the Year.” The 2019 edition of the annual festival, held in the community of Manndalen, Norway, boasted an impressive roster of Inuit creatives from musicians to filmmakers and more.

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