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Inuit art curator wants to bring traditional art back to Nunavut

Inuit art curator wants to bring traditional art back to Nunavut


Krista Zawadski sorts through thousands of Inuit artifacts and art pieces. She wants to repatriate these objects to Nunavut someday. (David Gunn/CBC)

Instead, they are simply marked with an Eskimo identification number, a throwback to a time when the Canadian government forced Inuit to wear numbered tags.

The Nunavut government has received hundreds of thousands of artifacts over the years. (David Gunn/CBC)

This Inuit drum is an example of some of the artifacts curator Krista Zawadski works with. (David Gunn/CBC)

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Not Me Anymore by Jutai Toonoo (2010). (Courtesy Dorset Fine Arts)


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Inuit art curator wants to bring traditional art back to Nunavut

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