Susan Aglukark – Inuit Musician, Artist, Educator
Susan Aglukark is one of those people whose mission in life is so inspiring, so focused and loving; the essence of the Paradigms mission.
“Singer / songwriter Susan Aglukark is one of Canada’s most unique artists and a leading voice in Canadian music. She blends the Inuktitut and English languages with contemporary pop music arrangements to tell the stories of her people, the Inuit of Arctic Canada. The emotional depth and honesty of her lyrics; her pure, clear voice and themes of hope, spirit and encouragement have captivated and inspired listeners from all walks of life. Susan has held command performances for HRH Queen Elizabeth (twice), Canadian Prime Ministers Jean Chretien and Brian Mulroney and the President of France, Jacques Chirac. She has performed for Nelson Mandela and Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson as well as several other dignitaries. Susan was invited into the Order of Canada and was presented her Officer of the Order of Canada award in September of 2005 for her contribution both musically and as a workshop facilitator and mentor in the aboriginal community and was awarded the Governor Generals Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award in June of 2016.” – susanaglukark.com
Susan shares some of her personal story. She and Baruch discuss inspiration, the role of the arts in healing, the process of decolonization for both indigenous and non-indigenous people, and more.
Music by: Susan Aglukark
Podcast: Download (Duration: 58:13 — 133.7MB)
Susan has educated Canada globally, of the Inuit people. Am amazing feat.
Hi Susan, I have listened to you for years, as we lived in. YK for 20 years. Every time I see an article on you, I feel the need to see how you are doing. I love to listen to you sing, you have a beautiful voice and how you honour your culture is wonderful. All the very best.
Susan I love you so much ,I wish I could make it right as a white person I want to say sorry ,you are the best susan more than you know sending love and blessings to you today and to nunavut too love paige of ottawa your o siem sister forever