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Inuvialuit Willie Thrasher songwriter is travelling back up North to share his music at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre. - photo courtesy of Anthony Maki
Heritage celebrated in song
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre performance draws indigenous artists from hit album Native North America: Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country

Dana Bowen
Northern News Services

SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE
Some of North America's best indigenous musicians are taking the stage next week and capturing the essence of modern indigenous music.
The album, called Native North America: Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country, was originally a collection of music from 1966 to 1985 that caught the public eye when it was compiled and released in November. News LinkContinued

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Entertainment Notes

E-mail: entertainment@nnsl.com Monday, August 31, 2015

Workshop circles in on Northern filmmakers

NWT - The International Sami Film Institute is calling out to all indigenous filmmakers to take part in a unifying workshop. The aim of the workshop, called Arctic Film Circles, is to get Northern filmmakers to create one script with a common indigenous story that could be told in any Arctic community. The hope is to establish an alliance of filmmakers and to hold similar workshops in the future. In connection with the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, the workshop takes place Oct. 12 to 14 in Toronto. Anyone interested in participating can send in a cover letter with an introduction of themselves and story ideas. The deadline to submit work is Sept. 18

Youth rise to learn the arts

THEBACHA/FORT SMITH - Adding music and photography to the annual event, children got a taste of the arts this summer in Fort Smith.
YouthRise Project was set to end this past Friday after three weeks of teaching young people music, photography and filmmaking.
Taking place at Uncle Gabe's Friendship Centre, children took part in daily activities and lessons Aug. 3 to 28.

Blanket-making classes ready public

INUVIK - Quilters of all levels can dig out their sewing kits this fall as the Inuvik Quilting Guild gears up for another year. The 10-year-old group is offering a beginner's quilter class this fall from Sept. 25 to 27, but potential students must register soon to score a spot.
Participants must supply their own fabric to learn basic quilting techniques to complete a lap-sized piece.

Workshop circles in on Northern filmmakers

NUNAVUT - The International Sami Film Institute is calling out to all indigenous filmmakers to take part in a unifying workshop. The aim of the workshop, called Arctic Film Circles, is to get Northern filmmakers to create one script with a common indigenous story that could be told in any Arctic community. The hope is to establish an alliance of filmmakers and to hold similar workshops in the future. In connection with the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, the workshop takes place Oct. 12 to 14 in Toronto. Anyone interested in participating can send in a cover letter with an introduction of themselves and story ideas. The deadline to submit work is Sept. 18.

Residents turn nature into art

IGLULIK - Those passing by the beach in Iglulik are in for a treat upon seeing a piece of art erected on the shore.
Filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk came across the bowhead skull washed up on Ham Bay and decided to erect it on the beach as a makeshift statue last month. Kunuk and other Iglulik residents used Kunuk's truck to erect the large structure upright, which many have described as looking like a crucified Jesus or an amauti baby carrier.

Film convention deadline looms

NUNAVUT - Berlin is seeking out some of the world's best emerging filmmakers for a festival that helped filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk become an international name. Berlinale Talents is a five day event for creative filmmakers to network, take part in workshops and show their work from Feb. 13 to 18. Anyone in the globe is able to submit their work for a chance to take part in the international event, but must send in a resume and samples of their work by Sept. 1. Igloolik filmmaker Kunuk showed his work at the festival in 2011 with the film he directed titled The National Parks Project: Sirmilik.

Library hosts story time for developing minds

IQALUIT - Parents looking to broaden their babies' minds can do so every Tuesday with a new program. Iqaluit Centennial Library is hosting Babies and Books - a program where parents and guardians can join in with others to read stories, poems and listen to music with their children. Anyone is welcome to take part in the free event starting Sept. 1 at 10:30 a.m.

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