Monthly Archives

October 2016

Angry Inuk

By | Review


For Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, there are few subjects as delicate as that of the seal hunt. It is a position fundamentally misunderstood by critics, who have carefully crafted anti-sealing narratives over the last forty years. These discourses have forced us to look more closely at the hunt, and this reckoning led us to understand that it was never simply about the preservation of a seasonal economic system but about the expression of sovereignty. Read More

Kenojuak Ashevak Heritage Minute

By | News

Historica Canada has launched a new Heritage Minute highlighting the groundbreaking career of the late Kinngait artist Kenojuak Ashevak today. The Heritage Minutes program relaunched in 2012 and is best known for its ubiquitous shorts from 1990s television that feature important Canadian cultural touchstones. The Kenojuak Minute was filmed on location outside of Kinngait last November and is the first to be produced entirely in Inuktitut as well as English and French. Read More

Floe Edge: Contemporary Art and Collaborations from Nunavut

By | Review

January 26 – March 6, 2016

The National Capital Region has a very supportive art community; even so, the tightly-packed crowd at the AXENÉO7 Gallery was a sign that the opening of Floe Edge was a special event. The crowd included the artists and guests who had come to Ottawa for the Northern Lights Conference, as well as many locals who ventured out on a damp Tuesday night to see some of the best and most promising new work from the North. Read More

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