Long Distance and Close Contact: a Review of iNuit Blanche

Lay Summary 

Labrador can feel far away. This is not only the result of the often difficult and expensive voyage most need to reach the locale, but is also due to a conceptual notion of the North as far from daily life in the South. We, as authors, are also distanced from the cultural context and everyday life of Labrador. For us as white southern Canadian cultural workers, iNuit Blanche (October 8, 2016) and SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut (October 8, 2016–January 15, 2017) marked some of our first significant encounters with a diversity of art practices from Inuit communities in Labrador and the global circumpolar region. iNuit Blanche worked to narrow physical and conceptual distances by bringing artists and thinkers to gather in the provincial capital.
Link: http://topia.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/topia/article/view/40448/36517

St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador
Aboriginal Peoples
Industry Sectors 
Heritage Institutions
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports and Related Industries
Start date 
8 Oct 2016
End date 
21 Apr 2017
Support Organization 
TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies
University of Toronto