Winner, Melva J. Dwyer Award
Honourable Mention, Canadian Museums Association Award for Outstanding Achievement (Research)
Qummut Qukiria! celebrates art and culture within and beyond traditional Inuit and Sámi homelands in the Circumpolar Arctic — from the continuance of longstanding practices such as storytelling and skin sewing to the development of innovative new art forms such as throatboxing (a hybrid of traditional Inuit throat singing and beatboxing). In this illuminating book, curators, scholars, artists, and activists from Inuit Nunangat, Kalaallit Nunaat, Sápmi, Canada, and Scandinavia address topics as diverse as Sámi rematriation and the revival of the ládjogahpir (a Sámi woman’s headgear), the experience of bringing Inuit stone carving to a workshop for inner-city youth, and the decolonizing potential of Traditional Knowledge and its role in contemporary design and beyond.
Qummut Qukiria! showcases the thriving art and culture of the Indigenous Circumpolar peoples in the present and demonstrates its importance for the revitalization of language, social wellbeing, and cultural identity.
About the authors
Anna Hudson is a professor of Canadian art history and curatorial studies at York University.
Heather Igloliorte (Inuit) Ikajuttiuvuk Ilinniatitsijalligiutluni ammalu Concordia Ilinniavitsuangani Kaujisattiuvuk Itsivautagijautlunillu NunaKakKâsimajunut Allanguattet PiusituKannik ammalu Nunalinni IlauKattajunut Montreal-imi. Immigolingatluni uKâlattiusimalittuk taimanganit 2005. Kaujisajanga ammalu uKâlautigiKattajanga KanuttogutiKaluattuk Inuit ammalu asigiallait nunalituKait Taggâni America takugatsauKattajunut ammalu sanattauKattajunut ilikKuset ammalu pitjutauKattajunut immigolingajunut, pitsatuniKajunut, sakKijânginnatunut ammalu sangijojunut.
Jan-Erik Lundström, a curator, critic, and art historian, is the former director of the Sámi Center for Contemporary Art.
- Winner, Melva J. Dwyer Award
- Commended, Canadian Museums Association Award for Outstanding Achieveme
“The diversity of the texts in Qummut Qukiria! ... This book may be specialized, but any reader can find much here to enjoy. This is a book that seems destined to be useful and relevant for a long time.”