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    All the Wallhangings We Couldn't Bring You in Threads

    Wallhangings from Qamani'tuaq
    by IAQ
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    Threading Memories

    Wallhangings from Qamani’tuaq
    by Krista Ulujuk Zawadski
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    Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory Wins Sinchi Indigenous Artist Award

    by Jessica MacDonald
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Janet Nungnik

Janet Nungnik is a talented artist from Qamani'tuaq (Baker Lake), NU, who uses embroidery and appliqué to create immense wallhangings that tell the story of her life and people. Nungnik has had two solo exhibitions in the previous year, The Eagle's Shadow at Marion Scott Gallery and a self-titled show at the MicMichael Canadian Art Collection. Nungnik will be featured in the upcoming Spring 2020 Threads issue as part of Krista Ulujuk Zawadski's piece "Threading Memories".

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Igloo Tag


The Canadian federal government created the Igloo Tag Trademark in 1958 in order to protect Inuit visual art from mass-produced, fraudulent work. The trademark, most often applied to sculpture, is a safeguard for collectors and artists that only applied to works made by Inuit.

The Inuit Art Foundation accepted the rights to the trademark from the government in 2017. For the first time, the trademark is now led by Inuit, for Inuit.


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