Susan Aglukark is one of Canada’s most unique artists, blending the Inuktitut and English languages with contemporary pop music to tell the stories of her people, the Inuit of Arctic Canada. Aglukark’s talks emphasize the same themes that her music does – hope, spirit, and encouragement.
Aglukark has been featured in Chatelaine, Flare, Saturday Night, Modern Woman, Billboard and The New York Times, with Maclean’s magazine once naming her one of “100 Canadians to Watch.” She has performed for Queen Elizabeth II, Nelson Mandela, Canadian Prime Ministers Jean Chrétien and Brian Mulroney, French President Jacques Chirac, and other dignitaries. Equally important to her are the people she has performed for and spoken to on First Nations, in small towns, and in villages across Canada and the Arctic.
Susan is the Chair and Founder of the Arctic Rose Foundation. She was awarded the Governor General’s Order of Canada in 2005, and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. She holds honorary degrees from University of Alberta and Calgary University, and an honorary doctorate from Lethbridge University.