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What Gets Lost: The Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s Rejected Prints

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When it was founded in 1961, the Canadian Eskimo Arts Committee (later the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council) sought to support the Inuit art market by ensuring that works met particular standards before they were made available for sale to the public. There are no extant review guidelines produced by the committee, at the outset composed exclusively by arts professionals from the South. Rather, judgements were based on committee members’ personal aesthetic tastes and what they felt would be marketable within Canada and internationally.

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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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