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September 2014

September 2014

Banned by the Church for decades, traditional Inuit tattoos are making a comeback. Also this month, the North's contemporary visual arts scene, a new wave of Cape Dorset artists are looking to leave amark, and a Nunavut-made video game is terrifying. 

In This Issue

The Tootoos' 1965 Christmas portrait, with baby Victor in the author's amauti, Jennifer, the oldest, in front of her father, and in the middle, a restless Hunter. Photo Courtesy Sally Luttmer

The Little Guy

Memories of the sudden, dangerous birth of Hunter Tootoo in 1960s Rankin Inlet

By Sally Luttmer
Sep 22
2014
Clockwise from top left: Maria, Netsilik region; unnamed, Qaernermiut (between Baker Lake and Chesterfield Inlet); unnamed, Aivilik (Hall Beach) region; Nellie, Southampton Island; Hattie, Igloolik; Pikey, unknown. J.E. Bernier/Library and Archives Canada/C-001499

Between the Lines

Tracing the controversial history and recent revival of Inuit facial tattoos

By Ashleigh Gaul
Sep 20
2014