September 29, 2016 The Pauktuutit Board of Directors met by phone on the evening of September 28. We said a prayer for the late Annie Pootoogook and express our deep condolences to her family and loved ones. They are in our hearts and thoughts.
Out of respect to Annie and her family, we will not be commenting on her death at this time. We are in touch with her family in Ottawa and Cape Dorset and our priority is helping her family as they may wish. A memorial is being planned in Ottawa for the Inuit community to coincide with her funeral in Cape Dorset. The Inuit arts community is also making plans to hold a memorial for Annie and the broader arts community. Please contact our office if you would like to help with providing country food or other contributions for the Inuit community in Ottawa as we remember and celebrate her life.
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