Inuit Throat Singer Nikki Komaksiutiksak
Nikki is an Inuit woman from Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut and the Executive Director of Tunngasugit, Western Canada’s first Inuit Resource Centre, Nikki is an experienced throat singer and a teacher of Inuit history and culture. Nikki has also been selected by Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada as the 2023 Inuk Woman of the Year. Nikki has participated in a number of international events, and at such prestigious venues as the 2015 Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg; always sharing her identity and teaching about her Canadian Inuit Culture. The Inuit of Canada are an integral part of Canadian history and culture, but sadly are often excluded, overlooked, and forgotten. Nikki truly believes that it is critical that Inuit culture is remembered, recognized and celebrated.
We welcome Nikki to our 2023 National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration.