Category: Archive 2015

CBC NewsPosted: Nov 04, 2015 2:13 PM CT|Last Updated: Nov 05, 2015 3:00 PM CT Inuit throatsingers steal the show at Justin Trudeau’s swearing-in ceremony “Two young Inuit throatsingers stole hearts Wednesday morning as they performed during the Justin Trudeau government’s swearing-in ceremony. Samantha Metcalfe and Cailyn Degrandpre of Ottawa, both 11, broke into giggles […]

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Elizabeth Payne and Julie Oliver (photos), Ottawa Citizen April 17, 2015 “There is a growing sense of cultural pride, especially among children who are steeped in Inuit culture in a variety of programs that are unique to the city. At Ontario’s only Inuit kindergarten, operated at the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre in Vanier in […]

Story and Photo by Lisa Gregoire, Nunatsiaq News July 24, 2015 Made-for-Inuit summer camp brings the North to the city “They are together, sharing the same issues, the same struggles.”–Dion Metcalfe “Metcalfe is a Bridging the Gap youth worker with the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre — he’s at the school today helping to deliver cultural […]

Story and Photo by Lisa Gregoire, Nunatsiaq News July 27, 2015 Carving studio a gathering place for Ottawa Inuit youth “For these guys, it gives them a skill.”–Dion Metcalfe “Located at the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre’s youth facility on Queen Mary St., the carving shop occupies an air-conditioned back room which is decked out with […]


The OICC Attends the TRC Event at Rideau Hall The OICC leadership, Executive Director Karen Baker-Anderson, Boad of Director Maggie Qilliq and Director of Youth Lynda Brown, and the Tungasuvvingat Inuit leadership meet with Honourable Minister Zimmer from the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs and the Honourable Minister MacCharles of Ministry of Children and Youth Services […]

The OICC Attends the TRC Event at Rideau Hall On a beautiful sunny day, the children and youth of the OICC accompanied Ina and many other Aboriginal dignitaries to the Truth and Reconciliation Closing Event held at Rideau Hall on June 3, 2015. The Governor General Johnson, his wife Sharon, and Chief Justice Murray Sinclair […]

Inuit Leaders Choose New Leader for National Inuit Organization, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami Thursday, September 17, 2015 – Cambridge Bay, Nunavut – Natan Obed is the new President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national Inuit organization, following a vote by delegates at the close of the organization’s annual general meeting today. Obed received 54% of the […]