Ethan Tassiuk and Tony Eetak enjoy time on campus during the Inuit Studies Conference. This year's events were held at the University of Winnipeg, Qaumajuq and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Ethan Tassiuk and Tony Eetak enjoy time on campus during the Inuit Studies Conference. This year’s events were held at the University of Winnipeg, Qaumajuq and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Inuk Elder Luke Suluk and emerging youth artist Ethan Tassiuk during the opening ceremonies for Auviqsaqtut, the 21st Inuit Studies Conference.
Jamie Bell

By Jamie Bell

A Winnipeg-based, interdisciplinary artist Jamie has worked with media and communications for almost three decades across multiple sectors including the Government of Nunavut, Department of National Defence, Algonquin College, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Nunavut Research Institute. A long-time advocate for community-based arts and research, Jamie’s work has focused on fostering stronger relationships through outreach and engagement. His previous work includes the SSHRC-funded Nanisiniq Arviat History Project and the ArcticNet-supported Inclusion in Northern Research project. Jamie is a founding member of the Arviat Film Society and Arviat Television with support from Isuma TV’s Digital Indigenous Democracy Project. In 2021, Jamie was one of the founding members for the Canada Council for the Arts and Manitoba Arts Council-funded Winnipeg Incubator for Digital Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship. This project, supported by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design works with Indigenous emerging artists and cultural connectors from Nunavut, Northwestern Ontario, Minnesota and Manitoba.