Inuit Studies Conference: Call for papers and proposals

The Inuit Studies Conference will be held at the University of Quebec in Montreal on October 3-6, 2019. The Inuit Studies Conference is an international and multidisciplinary conference showcasing both Inuit traditional knowledge and expertise as well as academic research from a wide variety of disciplines on topics relating to Inuit peoples and the Inuit homeland. The Read More …

Bill Nasogaluak featured at the Inuit Art Society Meeting

Inuit sculptor Bill Nasogaluak will be featured at the 2018 Inuit Art Society Meeting scheduled for October 19-21, 2018, in Traverse City, Michigan. Bill is primarily a sculptor but also makes drawings and paintings in acrylics. Although he has been drawing and painting since he was a child, Bill only became a full-time artist around 1992. Before Read More …

Carving by Eli Sallualu Qinuajua

This 1981 carving by Eli Sallualu Qinuajua from Puvirnituq will be on exhibit at the 2017 IAS annual meeting in Corning, New York. In 1967, our conference guest, Nelson Graeburn, sponsored a contest for artists throughout the arctic to create highly imaginative works that allowed their imaginations “free rein.” The artist who created this work Read More …

Who’s Ole Gjerstad?

In his own words: Ole Gjerstad traveled the seven seas, mined for silver and logged giant Canadian timber before becoming an anthropologist, writer, radio broadcaster and filmmaker.  He founded Words & Pictures Videos/Vidéos mots & images in Montreal in 1992 and co-founded Piksuk Media in 2005. His 60-some documentaries have won many awards in Canada Read More …