Feel the Inukness

This weekend I came across this video on Facebook.  It was created in Nunavut’s capital Iqaluit.  You can totally see the influence Scottish Whalers have had on music and dance!  It made me smile… then waking up on Monday morning I found out that a fire had destroyed a whole row of townhouses in Iqaluit.

Sunday night there was a tragic fire that destroyed a whole row of townhouses in Iqaluit. The people living in most of these houses were students at Nunavut Arctic College.  In the face of a tragedy like this…I’m reminded that Nunavut is just a small town, one big community.  Everyone is pulling together to donate items for the families and children left homeless.

The radio and newspapers have  talked of the outpouring of donations this morning.  There are enough clothes and parkas and boots, but many other items are still needed.  If you want to give something but not sure how to help…Red Cross is taking donations.  You can call the Red Cross donation line 1-800-418-1111 & request your donation be made to the “current Iqaluit response”.   First Air and Canadian North are also accepting donations that will be flown up to Iqaluit.

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5 thoughts on “Feel the Inukness

  1. Becky Qilavvaq

    Hi, Sarah. 🙂 I’m the one who made this video. Just wanted to thank you for posting and for your kind words about our community and our people. Yes, we are pulling together at this difficult time. One of the reasons why I made this video is because I work in social development and wanted to make something that’s uplifting and shows that our spirits can still soar even amidst the chaos and tragedy we see all year round it seems. It’s easy to get caught up in it all. Anyway, blessings, love and respect from the arctic. 🙂

    1. SarahontheRoad Post author

      Thanks Becky for creating this film and sharing it on You Tube for everyone to see…it certainly lifted my spirits! 🙂 You have incredible talent…keep on creating your short films!

  2. Dave H

    If that clip won’t make you smile you need to go to the store and purchase a sense of humor. Sad to hear of another big fire in Iqaluit. Kind of a high and low moment there. Thanks for posting.


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