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TUPIQ

TUPIQ

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August 10, 2022 to August 13, 2022

Tupiq A.C.T. (Arctic Circus Troupe) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to circus arts and the promotion of the Inuit culture. We have a wide variety of skills and knowledge to pass on to whoever is willing to learn. We have a very deep and diversified way of life and we want to express ourselves in the circus arts. We will tell our stories, through contemporary circus arts, throat singing, drum dancing, and Inuit games.

We strive to be a good role model for the youth and older generations, Tupiq will represent our people in the best light possible. As our Inuit culture is important to us, we wish to preserve and celebrate it as much as we can. We will create shows that are based on Inuit myths, legends, and storytelling through contemporary circus arts. In the future, we hope to create partnerships with various Indigenous groups, so we can give them a voice and a chance to express themselves as we are doing with this project.

As a troupe, we want to present who we are and what we are capable of. We want to break negative stereotypes about our people and show that we can amount to anything we set our minds to. We want to share the healthy and positive way circus has impacted our lives and through us, to the youth in our communities, so they now find new ways to express themselves.

- Participation in the Parade Friendship Nuestroamericana on Sunday, August 14.