Pres­i­dent’s Mes­sage Chair­man’s Mes­sage

Inuit Art Quarterly - - CONTENTS - Jimmy Man­ning

On be­half of the Board of Direc­tors, I’d like to con­grat­u­late our fel­low mem­ber Mathew Nuqin­gaq on his ap­point­ment to the Or­der of Canada, a sig­nif­i­cant and fit­ting hon­our. I would also like to wel­come our new­est mem­bers Laakku­luk Wil­liamson Bathory (Iqaluit) and Beatrice Deer (Mon­treal), both amaz­ing artists ap­pointed to our board in Jan­uary. Each brings a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in arts ad­min­is­tra­tion and en­thu­si­asm to our or­ga­ni­za­tion. Wil­liamson Bathory is an artist, per­former of ua­jeerneq, sto­ry­teller and ac­tor, as well as a founder and for­mer Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of Qag­giavuut!, while Deer is a Pro­gram Of­fi­cer with Avataq Cul­tural In­sti­tute and one of Nu­navik’s most notable singer­song­writ­ers. We look for­ward to their im­por­tant con­tri­bu­tions as we pre­pare for our 30th an­niver­sary this June.

As we near this im­por­tant mile­stone, we have been tak­ing stock of the IAF’s legacy. We are ex­cited to an­nounce our plans in the com­ing months and look for­ward to cel­e­brat­ing with you and ap­pre­ci­ate all of your sup­port.

Fi­nally, I would like to note the pass­ing of Tim Pit­si­u­lak. Tim was a fix­ture at Kin­ngait Stu­dios and his ab­sence is deeply felt. He is re­mem­bered for his gen­er­ous spirit and ded­i­ca­tion to our com­mu­nity, both of which live on through his art­work.

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