Here’s a great description of that iconic Inuit blade, the ulu. Learn about its origin, use, and place in the lives of the people of Nunavut.
For those looking to get into the Christmas spirit, here’s a video showing photos of Nunavut set to Kenny Miansoum’s rendition of “Silent Night” (courtesy of Krystyanne88).
Unknown, possibly Bering Sea Artist
Ten Miniature Amulets, n.d.
Earlier in the year, an Inuit art exhibit took place in Ottawa, Canada, highlighting contemporary works of Inuit art.
This piece was the highlight of the exhibition, which represented both the beauty and environmental factors of a melting glacier.
More information in the article below. Rights given to respective persons.
Here is a video showing a group of dancers at the Alianait Arts Festival in Iqaluit. They mix modern and traditional by performing a hip hop number with Inuit drums.
Unknown Inuit artist
Igloo Scene, c.1950
One of the most frustrating things about researching Inuit art was that in the beginning, people did not think of these sculptures as fine art, but crafts so nobody bothered to write any artist names down. Sometimes artists inscribed works with their disc numbers (numbers assigned to individual Inuit by the Canadian government in lieu of their names because white people found them too difficult to pronounce/write down). The database of these numbers are now classified because the government is embarrassed of how dehumanizing this was.This leaves it so that there is no way for scholars like me to find out who created beautiful sculptures like the one above.
Inuit Survival Skills that will Save your Life in the Arctic
by Curtis Konek
My name is Curtis Konek. I am an Inuk from Arviat, Nunavut and I am also in the Canadian Rangers.
This video clip is for people who are going to experience the Arctic for the first time. This is a good way to show how Inuit survived and continue to survive in the Arctic for so many years. I want to share Inuit knowledge and survival skills, and show people that traditional Inuit clothing is very reliable and important to Inuit.
Special thanks to the Nunavut Research Institute, Nunavut Arctic College, and Jamie Bell!
Camera one operator: April Dutheil
Camera two operator: Amy Owingayak
A short, but fascinating documentary about changing education in Nunavut. Stepping Forward examines the opinions of 19 young people in Nunavut and discusses the challenges Nunavut education faces moving forward.
Check out Nunavut Education’s Youtube channel for more videos!