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Iqaluit photo exhibit celebrates women and their families –

March 13, 2018

Exhibition opens at Iqaluit museum

Iqaluit’s Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum is showcasing an exhibition of photographs entered into the annual competition held by Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council.

The theme of the exhibition, which opened on Saturday, March 10, is “celebrating women and their families.” The images include a 10-year-old girl and the first beluga she’s harpooned, girls enjoying a snack of pieces of caribou head, children sliding on sealskins to help their mother by cleaning and softening them, and a woman’s hand holding an ulu.

As well as showcasing the artistic talent of Nunavummiut, the executive director of Qulliit, Beth Beattie, told Nunatsiaq News that the competition is “a positive way of reminding people to think about women and their families,” because women in the territory have important concerns for both themselves and their families about poverty, homelessness, violence and health.

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