More than 225 people learned about Inuit culture on March 6th at Red River College. The college’s Aboriginal Student Support & Community Relations department hosted an exhibition titled “Celebrate Inuit Art and Culture”. The all-day event educated visitors, while showcasing the art, culture and history of Inuit people — in particular Nunamiut, or the Caribou Inuit of the Kivalliq region in Nunavut. The valuable educational opportunity was made possible thanks to the guidance, research, and knowledge of respected educator/historian and art curator Frederick G. Ford.
The exhibition was extensive, almost gallery-like, and highlighted historic archival photographs taken at early contact. Also displayed were artifacts; beadwork; early and modern tools in stone, bone, ivory and antler; clothing; hunting and fishing technologies; carvings; fabric art (tapestries); drawings; prints and more.
Culinary treats were offered to guests, including: Arctic char, bannock and caribou stew along with Labrador tea.