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Nutaaq Naunaitkutaa Naunairutigiyaa Nunavut Hanauyaliuqhimayainnut

Julai 22, 2009

IQALUIT, Nunavut (Taaqnirmun Aullaqtirvia 8, 2009) Peter Taptuna, Nunavutip Ministanga Piangaiyarniarnirmun Ingilrayuliqiyitkullu, tuhaqtittiyuq ublumi nutaamik naunaitkutamik tamainnut Nunavunmi hanauyaliuqhimayanut. Nutaaq naunaitkutighaa piinnarialaqiniaqtuq tamainnut Nunavunmi hanauyaliuqpaktunut naunairoangani hanaugaliuqhimayainnik aallangavlutik Nunavunmi hanauyaliuqhimayuni.

“Una Allangayuq Nunavunmi naunaitkutaq ihuaqhiutiginiaqtaa aghuurutigivaktaptingnut taimaa hanaugaliuqhimakpiaktunut atuqpaktunik ukiuqtaqtumi Inuitlu hanaugaliurutaanut, kihimi hanauyaliuqhimayut Hivuraani Kanatami humiluuniit,” uqaqtuq Minista Taptuna. “Hanauganik niuvikpaktut ilihimaliqniaqtut tatja hanaugaliuqhimayut piqaqqata taaffuminga Nunavut naunaitkutaanik, hanaugaliuqhimaniaqtuq”.

Nunavunmi hanaugayuktut titirainnarialgit aturumalugu Nunavut Naunaitkutaa akilikhihimaittumik. Nipitigakhat naunaitkutitlu piyaungitnarialgit hanauyaliuqtunut mikiyumik akilikhilutik.

Nutaaq naunaitkutighaa pihimayuq ihuaqhiutigiyumavlugu, himmautigihimaittumik, the traditional “Iglu Naunaitkutaq” naunaitkutighaa naunaiqhimayaangitni Kanatamiutat Inuit hanaugakhimayait.

“Nunavunmi hanauyaliuqhimayut naunaiktauniaqtut hivuliqmik taaffumunga Nunavutip naunaitkutariyaanut, taimaatauk, hanauyaliuqtuq Inuugumi, illirilugu taamna iglu naunatkutlu,” naunaikhipkaiyuq Theresie Tungilik, hanauyanut uqautjiyi talvani Piangaiyarniarnirmun Ingilrayuliqiyitkullu.

Piksaa atuqtauyuq talvani “Nuna Naunaitkutaani” pihimayuq naunaitkutaanik tahapkunani Nunavunmi hanaugaliuqhimayuni.

Hiqiniq Ukiuqtaqtumi hiqiniuyuq, naqittuq qilangnuami. Quriiqtaq tahapkuatlu hiqiniup avatarutaa naunaitkutaa hiqiniup nuiliraangami piniqhivakkunganaqhiyuq hila patungnaqhigaangat.

Aryiqtaq imak avatinga qaqqukhivaktuq upinngaatut ukiakhamiluuniit hikutut.

Nunami hungayaaqtuq nunanga naunaittuq Nunavutip nunauyaa – angmayuq, ungahiktut qingauttat, hitukkaktuq mayukqaqtuklu nuna, hinaalu taqyuupluni immarikhunilu imak.

Hanaugaliuqtit titirarumayut aturumavlutik taaffuminga Nunavutip naunaitkutaanik uqaqvigiyakhait Piangaiyarniarnirmun Ingilrayuliqiyitkullu uumani 867-473-2679.

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Tuhaqtitjutinut apiqhuutikhangnut, uqaqvigilugu:
Matthew Illaszewicz
Ataniq, Tuhaqtitautjuitkhanut
Piangaiyarniarnirmun Ingilrayuliqiyitkullu
867-975-7818
millaszewicz@gov.nu.ca

Naunaitkutaa uumunga “Nuna Tag” – una naunaitkutaanut Nunavut Hanauyaliuqtanut Naunaitkutaanut

Naunaitkutaliurutaa taaffumunga Nunavut hanauyaliurutainnut pihimayuq talvani Kavamanga Nunavutip kanuriliurutighaanut tahapkununga hanauyaliuqhimayunut piviannut, “Hanaugait”, anipqaqhimayuq Immaktirvia 2007. Tikittumayaat nappanga hitamat pihimayuq angikliliqtunut niuvrutinut thapkununga Nunavunmi hanauyaliuqpaktunut tahapkunuuna nunakyuami ilitariyautjutainni. Anipkangnitaanut naunaitkutamut taaffumunga Nunavunmi hanauyanut hivuliuyuq piyaghaq piyaangani aallangaluni Nunavut hanauyaliuqtainni iklitariyauhariangani tamainni nunakyuami.

Havakhimayait nutaamut naunaitkutighaanut pilihaaliqtuq uumani Qiqaiyaqluaqvia 2008. Piangaiyarniarnirmun Ingilrayuliqiyitkullu uqaqvigiyait hanauyaliuqtit tahapkunani 12-ni nunallaani taminni nunami. Amigaitqiyat 200-nit hanauyaliuqtit ikayuqpaktut naunaikhugu piksaa ihuatqiyauvlunilu naunaitkutakhaanut Nunavunmi hanauyaliuqhimayunut.

Hannaiyut katimayut ukunani Toronto, Boston uumanilu Vancouver niuvikluaqpaktunut taaffumunga Nunavunmi hanauyaliuqtuni. Qaritauyakkut naunaiktitjut atuqtauvaktuq pivlugit ihumagiyainnik niuvvaavikyuanik hanauyanik, niuviktittiqyuaqtunut ikayuqtinutlu tahapkununga Nunavunmi hanauyaliurutaanut. Uqaqvigiyauhuiqmata naunaiktittivlutik uuminga “nuna naunaitkutikhaanut” angiktyauyuq naunaitkutigiyumavlugu tahapkununga Nunavunmi Hanauyaliuqhimayunut uumani Ubluqtuhirnirmut Aullaqtirvia 2009.

Makpiraanualiuqhimayut piinnarialgit naunaikhimayut naunaitkutariliqtaanut. Akuvruat, titkalgit nahat puukhatlu piqaqtut taaffuminga Nunavut naunaitkutaanik tuniyauyut talvani Nunavunmi Hanauyaliuqtunut Katimatjutaani. Amigaitilaangit taaffumunga 100-mut Nunavut naunaitkutaanut nipitirutighat ukuatlu 50-nik naunaitkutanik tuniyauyut taminnut hanauyaliuqpaktunut upautihimayunut katimangmata.

Inuit hanauyaliuqtit Nunavunmi atuqhimmaaqniaqtait Inuuliqiyitukat Kanataup Iglu Naunaitkutaa pikatigilugu taaffumunga Nunavut naunaitkutariyaanut. Una Iglu Naunaitkutaq naunairutigiyait hanugaliuqhimayut itquumavlutik Kanatami Inuit hanaugangit., Nunavut (July 8, 2009) Peter Taptuna, Nunavut’s Minister of Economic Development & Transportation, officially announced today a new brand for all Nunavut arts and crafts. The new brand will be made available to all Nunavut artists to identify their work as authentic Nunavut arts and crafts.

“The Authentic Nunavut brand addresses the long-standing problem of fake arts and crafts that use northern and Inuit imagery, but are made in Southern Canada and abroad,” said Minister Taptuna. “Art buyers can now be assured that if the artwork carries the Nunavut brand, its authentic”.

Nunavut artists can register to use the Nunavut Brand at no charge. Stickers and tags are available to artists at a small cost.

The new brand is intended to complement, and not replace, the traditional “Igloo Tag” brand used to identify Canadian Inuit art.

“Nunavut arts and crafts will be identified first by the Nunavut brand, and then, where the artist is an Inuk, by the igloo tag as well,” explained Theresie Tungilik, arts advisor with the Department of Economic Development & Transportation.

The image used on the “Nuna Tag” captures the elemental spirit expressed in Nunavut art.
• The sun is a Northern sun, low on the horizon. Its vivid yellow hues and the presence of sun dogs suggest a rising sun’s exceptional radiance in the frosty air.
• The blue waters are surrounded by white space that looks like spring or fall ice.
• The earthy green landscape sums up Nunavut’s geography – open spaces, distant hills, rolling terrain, and a coastline on salt or fresh water.

Artists wishing to register as users of the Nunavut brand should contact the Department of Economic Development & Transportation at 867-473-2679.

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For media inquiries, contact:
Matthew Illaszewicz
Manager, Communications
Economic Development & Transportation
867-975-7818
millaszewicz@gov.nu.ca

Backgrounder on the “Nuna Tag” – the Nunavut Art Brand

The creation of a brand for Nunavut arts and crafts was recommended in the Government of Nunavut’s strategy for growth in the arts and crafts sector, “Sanaugait”, released in June 2007. Goal number four calls for increasing the market share of Nunavut artists through international brand recognition. The release of the brand for Nunavut arts and crafts is the first step in ensuring authentic Nunavut art will be instantly recognizable throughout the world.

Work on the new brand began in May 2008. The Department of Economic Development & Transportation consulted with artists in 12 communities across the territory. More than 200 artists helped to determine the image that best represents Nunavut arts and crafts.

Focus groups were held in Toronto, Boston and Vancouver with major dealers in the Nunavut art world. An online survey was used to obtain the opinions of galleries, wholesalers and advocates of Nunavut art. After these consultations the “nuna design” was approved as the brand for Nunavut Arts and Crafts in January 2009.

Brochures are available that explain the brand. Shirts, ball caps and bags with the Nunavut logo were handed out during the Nunavut Arts Festival. Up to 100 Nunavut brand stickers and 50 tags were given to each artist who attended the festival.

Inuit artists in Nunavut will continue to use Indian and Northern Affairs Canada’s Igloo Tag in conjunction with the Nunavut logo. The Igloo Tag designates products as authentic Canadian Inuit art.