Experience live music by Indigenous artists projected onto a screen made of snow — from the comfort of your own home, and live-streamed from the parking lot at Gallery 101. Enjoy Indigenous films from the circumpolar North, from the comfort of your own home, available through the Festival website for a 48 hour period of time only.
The word Unikkaatuarniq is an Inuktitut word that means "Storytelling". Storytelling is an ancient form of magic, with the power to connect the past with the present, teach lessons, impart values, heal, to explain the world and connect us to the universe through language and mythology. The stories, films, and music in this program, come from the Inuit people of Canada and Greenland, the Sami people of northern Scandinavia, and the Sakha people of Russia, Indigenous people who have thrived in the Arctic regions of the world for thousands of years, enduring the changing seasons of dark and light, of colonialism, and climate change. Although these cultures live thousands of kilometres away from each other, they share a common history of resilience in their language, culture and magic through storytelling.
* The live-streams are free and will take place on Facebook Live. The Films will be available on our website through the purchase of a ticket.
This event takes place online only, from the unceded territory of the Algonquin Nation. Chi-miigwech to our funders, the Canada Council for the Arts, and Heritage Canada.
Special Thanks to our partner Gallery 101 for hosting our Snow-Screen, G101 is a non-profit artist-run centre with charitable status dedicated to the professional presentation and circulation of visual and media arts. Each year, they present a stimulating array of solo and group exhibitions of Canadian and international artists.