ᑕᑯᖑᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᑕᕐᑐᒥ ᓄᑕᖑᓂᕐᓴᒃᑯᑦ: ᕿᑭᕐᑖᓘᑦ ᐅᐊᒃᓇᖓᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᒐᐃᑦ ᐊᕋᒍᖓᓂ 1964
ᕕᕗᐊᕆ 16 ᑎᑭᓪᖢᒍ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 3, 2018
ᐊᔾᔨᐅᓐᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᓴᕿᑦᑎᕗᑦ ᐱᐅᓯᑐᖃᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓅᓯᖏᑦ ᓴᖕᖑᑎᑕᐅᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᑖᒥᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᕆᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᕿᑎᐊᓂ 1960-ᓂ. ᑕᐃᖃᓂ 1964, ᓴᓇᖕᖑᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᑎᐅᓕ ᐅᓚᐃᔭᓐ ᑐᓂᐅᖃᐃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᕕᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᖑᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᕐᓇᓄᑦ ᖁᑎᒃᑐᕐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑎᓕᐅᖅᖢᒋᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᑭᐅᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ 1,842-ᓂᒃ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᑕᐅᑦᑐᕆᔭᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᖃᑕᒫᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᖕᓂᒃ, ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᒥᖕᓂᒃ, ᐃᖃᐅᒪᔭᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᑯᓯᒪᔭᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᑲᓄ ᐃᓅᓯᖏᑦ ᐸᒡᕕᔭᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᑦ ᓅᑦᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᒦᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᖃᑦᑎᒌᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᐅᓇ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᒃ ᓴᕿᔮᕐᑎᑦᑎᔪᖅ 50-ᓂᒃ ᑖᒃᑯᓇᖓᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯᓂᑦ, ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᖓ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᑕᓂᒃ ᓄᐊᓯᒪᔭᒥᖕᓂᒃ, ᐊᖕᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᔭᖏᑦ ᓴᓇᖕᖑᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᐅᖃᖅᓯᒪᔭᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᐅᓯᐊᕆᓯᒪᔭᖏᑦ ᐃᓗᓕᖏᑦ.
ᑖᓐᓇ ᓴᕿᔮᕐᑎᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᑎᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒡᓂᔅ ᐃᑐᕆᖕᑕᓐ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᒃ, ᑯᐃᖕᔅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃᔪᐊᖓ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓄᓯᐅᓚᐅᕐᑐᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃᒥ ᑲᑎᑦᑎᕕᐅᔪᒧᑦ, ᐃᓕᓴᕐᓯᕕᒃ, ᐃᑦᑕᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᕕᒃ. ᐊᔪᖏᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᑐᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᓚᖓᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒐᔭᖃᕐᕕᖕᒥᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑎᑦᑎᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᒥᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᓇᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᖏᓐᓄᑦ.
Unique drawings reveal traditional Inuit culture and the wrenching shift to a new way of life in the mid-1960s. In 1964, art advisor Terry Ryan distributed paper and pencils to Inuit men and women on North Baffin Island and encouraged them to draw. In response, they produced 1,842 first-person perspectives on their daily lives, concerns, memories and observations during a time of great social upheaval, as the Canadian government moved people off the land and into permanent settlements. This trilingual exhibition features 50 of those drawings, from the Canadian Museum of History’s collection, augmented by the artists’ annotations and audiovisual content.
A travelling exhibition developed by the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University and the Canadian Museum of History, with the assistance of the Pond Inlet Archives, Ilisaqsivik, Ittaq and Piqqusilirivvik, and funded in part by the Museums Assistance Program of the Government of Canada.
Drawing at top of page: Celebration and Drum Dancing, Cornelius Nutarak