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Nunavut Day

Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Time: 12 PM to 4 PM
Price: FREE with admission

Nunavut Day commemorates the passing of two Nunavut acts. The Canadian Parliament passed the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act and the Nunavut Act on July 9, 1993. Nunavut would officially split from the Northwest Territories and became it’s own Canadian territory on April 1, 1999.

In honour of this significant day, a special 30 minute Nunavut Day tour will take place at 3 PM within the museum that highlights pieces by artists from Nunavut. Please meet in the front lobby five minutes before it is scheduled to start.

A selection of short films will be shown that celebrate Nunavut Inuit Arts.
Art activities will be running throughout the afternoon.

Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist

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Inspired by the Avenue Q song “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist”, three displays have been created to highlight misconceptions about Inuit, life in the Arctic and art made by Inuit. To dispel the myth, we provide context behind some of these stereotypical perspectives.

Throughout the month, visitors will be asked to reflect on how they personally have been stereotyped and contribute to our display. More…

 

The Art Assistants will encourage visitors to participate in the program on weekends from 12PM to 4PM.