Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Kitikmeot Trade Show 2015

The Kitikmeot Trade Show happened in Cambridge Bay last week. It's one of the busiest times of year for the community, as big wigs from businesses and other organizations come into town for a few days to attend the events.

I wrote about the Kitikmeot Trade Show for the Nunatsiaq News, which you can read here.

The Youth Delegates giving speeches

The Department of Health hands out flu shots on the trade show floor

I really enjoyed the community entertainment night, which was open to the public on the final night of the Kitikmeot Trade Show. We got to perform in front of a lovely receptive audience.  There were also drum dancers, throat singers, and a performance by Elisapie Isaac.

I love watching the drum dancers. It's such a thrilling feeling when the drums kick in; the way stories are expressed so vividly through singing and dancing, whether it's about survival through the winter or digging through ice to hunt seal.

Elisapie Isaac