Qaggiq Time: Iqaluit arts group brings back Inuit tradition – with an eye to the future – APTN News

    You can use your smart phone to browse stories in the comfort of your hand. Simply browse this site on your smart phone.

    Using an RSS Reader you can access most recent stories and other feeds posted on this network.

    SNetwork Recent Stories

Qaggiq Time: Iqaluit arts group brings back Inuit tradition – with an eye to the future – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202129 Views

The Qaggiq that towered over the land in Iqaluit over the weekend is a testimony to Inuit everything.

Architecture, engineering, art and culture all come together when you build an igloo big enough to host a party.

Qaggiavuut are a Nunavut group trying to build a performing arts centre in Iqaluit.

To draw attention to their efforts, they decided to build a traditional performing space, a qaggiq. It has been a very long time since anyone saw one of those in Iqaluit.

When asked, “When was the last time we had a qaggiq in Iqaluit”, Qaggiavuut Executive Director Pitseolak Pfeiffer had a simple answer, “Never.”

Qaggiq were built traditionally on the land when groups of Inuit wanted to spend time together with other families.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/qaggiq-time-iqaluit-arts-group-brings-back-inuit-tradition-with-an-eye-to-the-future/

Send To Friend Email Print Story

Comments are closed.

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More