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Qaggiq 2021 – That’s one big iglu!

Inuit culture has a global appeal, and yet Canada’s Inuit territory remains the only Canadian and circumpolar capital without a performing arts centre. That wasn’t the case for one weekend, March 20 and 21. Expert iglu builders Solomon Awa and Jacoposie Tiglik and brave souls from Polar Outfitting built Qaggiqvuut a grand temporary qaggiq at Iqaluit Kuunga, and the organization hosted a festival to show what good would come of a year-round qaggiq. This one measured about 700 square feet, and more than 20 feet tall.