TANYA TAGAQ WILL BE A MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF CANADA.

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“Tagaq, who is originally from Cambridge Bay, is getting the appointment for her “contributions to Canadian culture through her avant-garde Inuit throat singing.”

The Polaris Prize and Juno Award winning performer released her fourth album, Retribution, this year.

Tagaq and Nuqingaq are the 29th and 30th people from the territory to be named to the order in its 50-year history. This afternoon Governor General David Johnston, announced a total of 100 new appointments to the Order of Canada.” – CBC

Read the official press release here.