November 22, 2018 | 10:30 am - 11:45 am
NOMAD is a 60-minute multimedia/speaking and singing presentation on the last several thousand years of Canadian Inuit history developed and presented by Inuk singer/songwriter, Susan Aglukark.
Through songs, stories, film, photos and music videos, NOMAD will take you on the journey of the Canadian Inuit over the last several thousand years shedding light on some of the psychological and cultural impacts of rapid change in the North. NOMAD also gives a glimpse of the resilience and determination of a people who have maintained a quiet dignity despite near annihilation by disease and rapid change, a glimpse of the strengths of the traditional culture that have (also) endured.
While NOMAD helps us better understand the effects of colonization and generational trauma of the Governments Residential School/assimilation policy on Inuit, attendees also gain an understanding that we as Indigenous (artists) work with and from for our own respective healing and learning.
NOMAD is a utilization of indigenous stories weaved from our respective collection of resources, “research,” bodies of work and methods of sharing — a healing process in itself.