Musician Susan Aglukark.
Musician Susan Aglukark.

The honour of a lifetime

The Governor General of Canada has recognized the work of Nunavut singer and songwriter Susan Aglukark, one of seven recipients of its prestigious Performing Arts Award, announced April 14.

Aglukark picked up a 2016 Lifetime Artistic Achievement award, which recognizes Canadian artists for their "outstanding body of work and enduring contribution to the performing arts."

Last November, Aglukark was appointed an Aboriginal Fellow in Creativity at the U of S Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity. As the Aboriginal fellow, she mentored students in the Aboriginal Student Achievement Program, delivered a Fine Arts Research Lecture Series in Music and conducted a class titled "In the Company of Music" that ran from January to April.

See more at Nunatsiaq News.
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