I AM INUIT - Art Exhibit

Monday, May 8
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Status: 
Public Event - all welcome
Room: 
UAF Art Gallery
Contact: 
Annie Duffy
E-mail: 
aduffy@alaska.edu
Phone: 
907.474.8133

About the exhibit:

I AM INUIT seeks to connect the world with Alaskan Inuit and the Arctic through common humanity. Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Alaska began I AM INUIT to raise general public awareness of the Arctic. Inuit are the Indigenous Peoples, who share the same language and culture, inhabiting the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada, Alaska, and far-east Chukotka. In Alaska, Inuit include the Inupiat, Yup’ik, Cup’ik and St. Lawrence Island Yupik. The I AM INUIT exhibition is a collaboration between ICC Alaska and the Anchorage Museum and was also made possible by a grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum.

About the event:

Attendees will hear from Jim Stotts, Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Alaska President who will introduce the project, its mission and motivation, and lead a group discussion with Brian Adams, I AM INUIT project photographer, and Kate Kokeok, project participant from Shishmaref, Alaska. Brian will share his experiences as the photographer of the project. Kate will provide a community member perspective and talk about Inuit life, culture and society, in light of a changing Arctic.

This is a free public event, hosted by the Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska and sponsored by a grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum.

View the online gallery photos and stories at www.iaminuit.org