Join us for the closing celebration from 1-2pm on July 27th in the ATCO Electric Youth Gallery at the Yukon Arts Centre! 

For anyone living above the 60th parallel, it’s known that there are many different versions and ideas about life in the North. The same can also be said for life in communities across Nunavut.
ᓄ ᓇ ᕗ ᒻ ᒦ ᖔ ᕐ ᒃ ᑐ ᑦ ᓂ ᐲᑦ “Voices from Nunavut” is an exhibit curated by Iqaluit’s Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum , featuring youth telling their stories about life in their communities. Using 25 video installations, each of Nunavut’s 25 communities are represented as youth give insight into what makes them proud about their community. From the hockey rink, conversations about Inuit rights, to hearing stories from Elders, the youth made short films are their communities from their perspective.


“This project strives to deepen understanding between Nunavut and other parts of Canada and broaden everyon’s concept of what it means to be Canadian, as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary” says Gyu Oh, the exhibit’s Curator.


“We’re so excited to be presenting this in our ATCO youth gallery” say Gallery Coordinator Rebecca Manias. “It is so important for Northern communities to be connecting, and the fact that this project is being done though youth, makes it so much more meaningful.”

The videos are in Nunavut’s 4 official languages: Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, and French. Each communities’ footage has been edited to 4-6 minute vignettes, and are displayed on mounted ipads with headphones.
Organized by Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum in Iqaluit, “Voice from Nunavut” is a Canada 150 signature event, and is on display in Whitehorse at the Yukon Arts Centre’s ATCO Youth Gallery from July 12 – July 28, 2017. Afterwards, the exhibit will be travelling across Canada.
The Yukon Arts Centre invites you to explore this unique exhibit, and listen to the voices of Northern youth.

Voices From Nunavut
ATCO Youth Gallery
July 12-28

 

A group of Nunavut filmmakers Anais Moore, left, Aura Kwon and Emmy Gauthier (All Photos by Beth Brown - nunatsiaqonline.ca)

 

4 girls singing from Igoolik. (photo from Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum)