Indigenous culture comes into the light at Canada’s Adäka festival

At the festival in Whitehorse, First Nations reclaim their identity by reminding visitors that art is a cornerstone of resistance

Hovak Johnston is breathing new life into her ancestral culture, one tattooed woman at a time. The Inuk artist grew up in the remote community of Kugluktuk, Nunavut, in northern Canada. As a child, she was intrigued by an elder woman with traditional Inuit tattoos – the only member of the community to have them. The memory never left her. Years later, she decided to research the sacred practice, which by then had become almost extinct. Continue reading...

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