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Apr 23 - Oct 18, '22
In many communities and nations, Indigenous cultural practices have been pushed underground by colonizing forces.

Kakiniit Hivonighijotaa: Inuit Embodied Practices and Meanings highlights the strength and resilience of Inuit culture in the face of intense suppression. Kakiniit (Inuit traditional tattoos) are a vital part of Inuit identity and were once banned by missionaries. Only within the last decade have they seen a revitalization.

The exhibition showcases Indigenous cultural reclamation and identity through the process of Inuit tattooing and its connection to shamanism. Kakiniit embraces Inuit culture and the reawakening of tradition in Indigenous communities.

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WAG-Qaumajuq recognizes that land acknowledgements are part of an ongoing dialogue with Indigenous Nations, and we are grateful to live and work on these lands and waters. Institutionally, WAG-Qaumajuq is committed to acknowledging our colonial history and we are actively working to interrogate the Gallery’s colonial ways of being. Read about some of our ongoing projects to interrupt the institution.
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