August 16th – 18th, 2024

There is a legend among the Inuit about the halo that appears around the sun. Known in some parts as siqiniup qilauta—roughly translated, “the sun’s drum”, it is a good sign; a symbol of good luck.

Siqiniup Qilauta is also name of the musical group formed by Heidi Langille and Lynda Brown. Located in Ottawa, they have travelled nationally and internationally demonstrating traditional and contemporary Inuit throat singing, drum dancing, and games—as well as providing interactive workshops on the history of the Inuit, and their current realities. They believe strongly in the strength and resiliency of a culture that moved from igloo to iPod in such a short time. Sharing the beauty and the strength of this dynamic culture, they hope to create a better world, full of understanding, for our children—and for all Inuit children.