We give you Wings!

Inuit artists in Ottawa are welcome to meet, sew, talk, eat country food and create together. Inuit artists throughout Inuit Nunanga are welcome to join us virtually.

Hallie Cotnam from the CBC Morning Show dropped in on Isaruit on Thursday, Nov 3, to visit, have a bite to eat and record a radio show. Listen to the show here:

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Connections & Discussions with Elders

Every Tuesday afternoon 1pm - 3pm listen in on elders discussing (in Inuktitut) various topics that impact Inuit artists. Hosted by Ben Illauq, Isaruit's Shop Programs Coordinator, anyone who understands Inuktitut is invited to join in this Zoom platform session.

Send an email to inuitwomensewing@gmail.com to register and receive the Zoom link.

We Work Together!

Do you have questions about how to set up your Facebook or Online arts business properly?

Isaruit Arts is providing arts business appointments with John Houston who works with us as a consultant.
(courtesy of Adventure Canada)

Isaruit Arts for Life, Inuit Elders' Consultation

November 1, 2022
Elders' Consultation"Katitauluaqlauqtinagit - Before they were collected together"

Isaruit elders discuss the rhythms of life when people lived in camps, before settlements. Jushua Illauq, David Erkloo, Asenath Kannutaq, with Ruben Komangapik, John Houston and others.

In the News…

Current Events

Inuit Artists' Meet and Mentor Conference
Wednesday & Thursday Sept 22-23, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. Register by email: iwsdataclerk@gmail.com to attend virtually by Zoom.

Isaruit Showcase and Website Launch
4:30 - 7:00 pm, Thursday, September 23, at Room #206, 815 St. Laurent Blvd. Please make reservations to attend, either in person or virtually by Zoom. Email iwsdataclerk@gmail.com.

Employment Opportunities

Isaruit Inuit Arts – Interviewer Position

Isaruit is hiring an interviewer to interview Inuit artists living in the Ottawa area.  This is a casual position. Starting at $21 per hour. 5 hours of paid training to be provided.  Requirements:  good English and Inuktitut speaking and reading skills, a phone (we can provide a calling and data plan), & basic computer skills . An interest in visual and/or sewing arts is an asset.  For more information or to apply , call or text Beverly Illauq at 613 298 6209 . Closing date: Ongoing

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For more information or to apply, call or text Beverly Illauq at 613 298 6209

Volunteer Opportunities

For Inuit in Ottawa, ISARUIT is a place of welcome where things are done in an Inuit way…sewing, crafts, designing, eating & talking together

Testimonials

About 3000 Inuit in Ottawa, sewing and creating

“Coming here and hearing people speak my language, it’s so amazing because I don’t hear that often,” she said, carefully adding beads to a black and turquoise flower. I love the stories that they tell. That’s my favourite part.”

- Grace Salomonie

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Inuit women, men and youths in the Ottawa area, from all areas of Inuit Nunanga in Canada

We’d love to hear from you