Nuvisi: Threading Our Beads at Qatiktalik


Published by CUAG

81 pages




Featuring texts by Krista Ulujuk Zawadski

Nuvisi means “to thread something,” or “to thread the needle with thread.” In this exhibition, curator Krista Ulujuk Zawadski threads together cultural belongings, photographs, artworks and narratives that speak to the living history of Qatiktalik (Cape Fullerton).

Located on the northern shores of western Hudson Bay, Qatiktalik has long been shaped by intertwining encounters between Inuit and outsiders.

In this publication, Krista explores how Inuit, including her family, engage with the place and with the cultural material that comes from there. Nuvisi demonstrates the connections Inuit make with this special place, and how such engagements with living history are powerful experiences.

CUAG thanks the Canadian Museum of History, Glenbow Museum, Mystic Seaport Museum and Winnipeg Art Gallery for their loans to this project. CUAG is also grateful for the generous support of Inuit Futures: The Pilimmaksarniq / Pijariuqsarniq Project.

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