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Curator Conversation: Changing Landscapes in Inuit Music

Explore the changing landscape of Inuit music in Canada with multi-award winning Inuk singer/songwriter and 3-time Juno Award winner Susan Aglukark. Hosted by Tim Johnson, curator of the current exhibition ᑐᓴᕐᓂᑐᑦ TUSARNITUT! Music Born of the Cold, this digital conversation highlights the changes in Inuit music in recent decades. The conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A.


Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson from the Six Nations of the Grand River.

Tim Johnson (Six Nations of the Grand River) creates Legacy Spaces in the Niagara Region, consisting of memorials and public parks dedicated to educating the public about the Indigenous experience. He previously served as Associate Director for Museum Programs at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.

Susan Aglukark 

Susan Aglukark Canadian Inuk singer/songwriter.

Susan Aglukark is a Canadian Inuk singer/songwriter and lifelong student of her own culture. President at Aglukark Entertainment Inc., Susan Aglukark, OC (Inuktitut syllabics: ᓲᓴᓐ ᐊᒡᓘᒃᑲᖅ suusan agluukkaq), (born 27 January 1967) is a Canadian singer whose blend of Inuit folk music traditions with country and pop songwriting has made her a major recording star in Canada. Her most successful single is "O Siem", which reached No. 1 on the Canadian country and adult contemporary charts in 1995. She has released seven studio albums and has won three Juno Awards.

Recorded April 12, 2023