ᖃᒡᒋᐊᕘᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᕗᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᑦ ᓄᐃᓴᑎᑦᑎᓂᕆᓲᒥᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᒪᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥ
Qaggiavuut Announces Performing Arts Summit
ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ, ᐊᑦᑑᕙ 7, 2022 – ᓄᐃᓴᑎᑦᑎᓂᖓ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑐᕚᒦᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓅᕕᐱᕆ 3ᒥ 7ᒧᑦ, 2022.
Iqaluit, Nunavut, October 7, 2022 – The Qaggiavuut Summit to take place in Ottawa, Ontario November 3-7, 2022.
ᖃᒡᒋᐊᕘᑦ ᓄᐃᓴᑎᑦᑎᓂᖓ ᑲᑎᒪᑎᑦᑎᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅᑎᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᕘᒥᐅᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᕚᒦᓛᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᒡᕙᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓂᔅᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᖏᓐᓂᖅ ᓄᓇᕘᒥ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᖅᑕᐅᕕᔅᓴᒥᒃ. ᑲᑎᒪᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᓄᐃᓴᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᕕᔅᓴᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᓲᖑᒻᒪᑦ ᐃᓄᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ (ᐃᓐᖏᖅᑎᓄᑦ, ᐱᓪᓚᕆᓐᖑᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ, ᒧᒥᖅᑎᓄᑦ, ᕿᓚᐅᔾᔭᖅᑎᓄᑦ, ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑐᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ) ᖃᓄᖅ ᓄᐃᓴᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖓᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖓᓂᓪᓗ ᐸᐸᑦᑎᒍᑕᐅᒍᓐᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ.
Qaggiavuut will hold it’s annual Nunavut Performing Arts Summit in Ottawa this year due to the lack of a performing arts space in Nunavut. The Summit is an opportunity for Nunavut and Inuit performing artists (musicians, actors, dancers, storytellers) to discuss how the performing arts is a tool to sustain Inuit language and culture.
ᓄᐃᓴᑎᑦᑎᓃᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓗᓕᖃᓛᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᓐᖑᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᓕᐊᔫᑉ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖓᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐊᓯᖏᑦ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᒌᓐᓃᓪᓗ ᑐᓄᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᑎᑦᑎᔨᖏᑦ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒻᒥᐅᑦ, ᐊᑯᓂᐊᓂᖅᐹᖑᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᐃᓴᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ, ᕼᐅᖅᑯᓛᖃᑎᒌᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᑦᑑᑎᐊᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᒧᒥᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᕿᓚᐅᔾᔭᖅᑎᖏᓪᓗ ᐅᐊᓕᓂᕐᒥᐅᑎᑐᑦ, ᑕᕆᐅᑉ ᐊᑭᐊᓃᓐᖔᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᕼᐊᑲ ᒧᒥᖅᑏᑦ ᓂᐅ ᔩᓚᓐᒥ.
Performances at the Qaggiavuut Summit will include a new dramatic work based on the legend of Sedna by Inuit artists in Iqaluit. Other performances and discussions will include Tununuq Theatre from Pond Inlet, the longest-running Inuit theatre group in Canada, Huqqulaaqatigiit, a traditional Ualiningmiut drum group from Cambridge Bay and Maori Haka dancers from New Zealand.
ᐅᖃᓪᓚᑦᑎᖃᓛᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᑭᐅᕋᓐ ᓄᑕᕋᖅ ᑐᓄᓂᖅ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᑎᑦᓯᓂᕐᒥᒃ, ᔫᓕᐊ ᐅᒋᓇ ᕼᐅᖅᑯᓛᖁᑎᒌᑦ, ᕋᐃ ᑕᕆᐅᑉ ᐊᑭᐊᓃᓐᖔᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓘᐃ ᐋᕆᐊᒃ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᑦᑎᑦᑎᔨ ᖃᒡᒋᐊᕘᑉ ᑎᒥᖓᓂᒃ.
Speakers will include Karen Nutaraq from Tununiq Theatre, Julia Ogina from Huqqulaqatigiit, Ray Totorewa from New Zealand Haka Dancers and Looee Arreak, the Executive Director of Qaggiavuut.
“ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᑐᖃᕗᑦ, ᐃᓐᖏᐅᑎᕗᑦ, ᒧᒥᕈᓯᕗᑦ, ᕿᓚᐅᔾᔭᕈᓯᕗᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑎᓪᓕᕐᓂᕆᒻᒪᒋᑦ ᐆᒻᒪᑎᖏᑕ, ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᑦᑎᓐᓂᓪᓗ ᑲᔪᓰᓐᓇᕈᑎᒋᓪᓗᑎᒍ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᑦᑎᓂᓪᓗ, ᐊᓐᓇᐅᒪᒍᑎᒋᓯᒪᒐᑦᑎᒍ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓂᒃ ᐊᒥᓱᖅᔪᐊᓂᒃ. ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᑕᐅᓲᑦ ᓄᐃᓴᑎᑦᑎᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᓄᒃᑭᒍᑎᒋᕙᒃᑲᑦᑎᒍ ᐊᓂᕐᓂᑦᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᓂᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᑕᓗ ᓄᐃᓴᑎᑦᑎᕕᔅᓴᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓂᖓ:” ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓘᐃ ᐋᕆᐊᒃ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᑦᑎᑦᑎᔨ ᖃᒡᒋᐊᕘᑦ ᑎᒥᖓᓂᒃ.
“Our stories, songs, dances and our drum are the heartbeat of Inuit and have sustained our culture, language and survival for thousands of years. Our performing artists strengthen our spirit and deserve a place to present and perform” said Looee Arreak, Executive Director of Qaggiavuut.
ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᖃᑕᐅᒍᒪᔪᑦ ᐅᒡᕙᓗ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᐊᖅᑐᕈᒪᔪᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᕐᖐᓇᖅᑕᐅᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᓗᑎᒃ ᑭᓇᐅᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ.
For those who are interested to attend and or presenting please send us an email with detailed information.
ᖃᒡᒋᐊᕘᑦ ᑎᒥᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᓂᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᓴᓐᖏᓂᖅᑖᑎᑦᑎᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕘᒥ ᑕᐅᑐᕋᓐᓈᖅᑕᐅᓲᓐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᑦᑎᓐᓂ. ᐱᓇᓱᐊᓪᓚᕆᑦᑕᖓ ᖃᒡᒋᐊᕘᑦ ᑎᒥᖓᑕ ᐃᓪᓗᒥᒃ ᖃᒡᒋᕐᒥᒃ ᓴᓇᓗᑕ ᓄᐃᓴᑎᑦᑎᕕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕋᔭᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕋᔭᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᕘᒥᒃ.
Qaggiavuut is a non-profit society dedicated to strengthening Nunavut's performing arts community. A major goal of the Qaggiavuut Society is to build the Qaggiq, a performing arts and cultural learning hub in Nunavut.