Nunavut artists enter the spotlight at Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards in Ottawa

By Tom Taylor  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Four Nunavut musicians are up for Inuit Artist/Group of the Year honours at the 2023 Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards in Ottawa: Pangnirtung’s Joey Nowyuk, Baker Lake’s Shauna Seeteenak, Iglulik’s Angela Amarualik, and Rankin Inlet’s Brenda Montana. The award ceremony is slated for June 6 in the capital city’s National Arts Centre. It’s a big moment for all four Nunavummiut. Amarualik, who writes folk and pop music in Inuktitut and English, says the nomination rekindled her creative fire, which fizzled out during the pandemic. “Since after the pandemic it’s been really tough for me to write and do music as much as I did before,” she said. “I haven’t really been motivated much.” “This nomination  makes me want to publish more music because…

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