Ernie Eetak

Ernie Eetak is a well known inuk drum dancer and has been performing as a drum dancer since 1992. He is from Arviat and has been living in Arviat Nunavut since birth. In his childhood, he would go with his grandmother and mother to a gathering place of igloos for drum dancing and singing pihiqs (Inuit songs). He has performed at many different events and places over the years including: Resolute Bay Nunavut, Whitehorse, Yukon, Ottawa, Ontario, the new Government of Nunavut building, the Inumariit Music Festival and was a part of the opening ceremony at the New Hamlet of Arviat Building. He was a member of the ‘Arviat Qaggitiit’ group, which is a collection of artists who perform to Tourists in Arviat. They performed for the former Governor General, David Johnston. Ernie Eetak speaks two languages: Inuktitut and English.


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    Tunnganarniq Nunagijavut - Ernie Eetak

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    chaîne: Tunnganarniq Nunagijavut

     Host Charmaine Komak interviews Ernie Eetak and his wife Angeline LIVE on February 10th, 2022 for Tunnganarniq Nunagijavut in Arviat. With special guest Ludavic Onerk from Search and Rescue.

    ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖅᑎ ᔭᐅᒪᐃᓐ ᑯᒪᒃ ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖅᑐᖅ ˙ᐅᓂ ᐃᑕᒃ-ᒥ ᓄᓕᖓᓗ ᐊᓐᔨ˙ᓕᓐ, ᓴᕿ˙ᔭᑲᐅᑎᒋᔪᖅ ˙ᕕᕗᐊᕆ 10, 2022 ᑐᖓᓇᕐᓂ ᓄᓇᒋᔭᕗᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊ-ᒥ, ᖃᐃᖁᔭᐅᓯᒪᑎᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓗᑕᕕᒃ ᐅᓂᖅ ᐱᖏᖕᓇᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ.


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    uploaded date: 10-02-2022

  • 34m 47s

    Drum Dancing with Ernie Eetak

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    chaîne: Tunnganarniq Nunagijavut

    Charmaine Koomak hosts drum dancer Ernie Eetak from Arviat LIVE on the Tunnganarniq Nunagijavut Show on October 14th, 2021!

    ᔭᐅᒪᐃᓐ ˙ᑯᒪᒃ ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖅᑐᖅ ᕿᓚᐅᔾᔭᖅᑎ ˙ᐅᓂ ᐃᑕᖅ-ᒥ ᐊᕐᕕᐊ-ᒥ ᓴᕿ˙ᔭᑲᐅᑎᒋᔪᖅ ᑐᖓᓇᕐᓂ ᓄᓇᒋᔭᕗ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᐅᑎ, ᐅᑐᐱᕆ 14, 2021.

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    uploaded date: 15-10-2021


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