Sixth Annual A Taste of the Arctic brings Northern culture to the Hill

The evening is a showcase of Inuit culture. This Iqaluk station served up Arctic char. Cynthia Münster

Josh Qaumariaq of The Trade-Offs. Cynthia Münster

J.W. McConnell Family Foundation’s Stephen Huddart and Liberal MP Marc Miller. Cynthia Münster

Actua’s Leslie Cuthbertson and Jennifer Flanagan. Cynthia Münster

NRSEC President Mario Pinto and Susan Smith of the Bluesky Strategy Group. Cynthia Münster

Ben Steylen and his husband Summa Strategies’ Louis-Alexandre Lanthier. Cynthia Münster

ITK President Natan Obed, his wife Letia and their sons, Panigusiq and Jushua. Cynthia Münster

ITK President Natan Obed and emcee Franco Buscemi. Cynthia Münster

Comedienne Nicole Etitiq gave a surprise performance. Cynthia Münster

The crowd. There were about 500 people at this year’s A Taste of the Arctic. Cynthia Münster

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennet and Wendy Johnson of the Heart and Stroke Foundation get a lesson in eating maktaaq from Natan Obed. Cynthia Münster

ITK executive director Elizabeth Ford; adviser to the Prime Minister Zoe Caron; Indigenous and Northern Affairs Assistant Deputy Minister Stephen Van Dine; and ITK’s Natan Obed. Cynthia Münster

Liberal MP Kyle Peterson with Natan Obed. Cynthia Münster

Students of Nunavut Sivuniksavut, an Ottawa-based college program, square danced in the NAC lobby. Cynthia Münster

Two Inuit performers link arms during a performance on Monday, March 7 at A Taste of the Arctic at the National Arts Centre. Cynthia Münster

Liberal Staffers Christian Von Donat, Ben Howe and Liberal MP Gudie Hutchings. Cynthia Münster

Former ITK President Mary Simon joined the band on the squeeze box. Cynthia Münster