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Unikkaaqtuarniq – 7th Annual Snow Screen

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on February 4, 2023 at 6:00 pm

One event on February 5, 2023 at 6:00 pm

❄️ – Asinabka Festival Presents – ❄️
Unikkaaqtuarniq / Stories from the North / Contes du nord
Experience Indigenous films from the circumpolar North, outdoors in a theatre made of snow!
+ DJ & VJ performances each night
+ Ice Bar with Hot drinks & snacks
(Alcoholic or non-Alcoholic)
+ Fire Pits onsite to stay warm!
+ Free event / Everyone welcome
FRI./SAT. FEB. 3 & 4, 2023, 6-9pm
Outside at the Horticulture Building & Aberdeen Pavilion
1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3
SUN. FEB. 5, 2023, 6-9pm
Indoors at Beandigen Cafe
106-900 Exhibition Way
Lansdowne TD Place
The word Unikkaatuarniq is an Inuktitut word that means “Storytelling”. Storytelling is an ancient form of magic, with the power to connect the past with the present, teach lessons, impart values, heal, to explain the world and connect us to the universe through language and mythology. The stories, films, and music in this program, come from Indigenous peoples from the circumpolar north — such as the the Inuit of Canada and Greenland, or the Sami of northern Scandinavia — peoples that have thrived in the Arctic regions of the world for thousands of years, enduring the changing seasons of dark and light, of colonialism, and of climate change. Although these cultures live thousands of kilometres away from each other, they share a common history of resilience in their language, culture and magic through storytelling.
About Asinabka Festival:
Entering the 12th year of programming, the mandate of the Asinabka Festival is to present an annual Indigenous film and media arts festival in the Nation’s Capital that provides a space where Indigenous artists can share and present their work. Asinabka Festival also presents programming throughout the year, such as our annual winter snow-screening.
Special Thanks
This event takes place on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Nation, and is being held in partnership with Winterlude, the City of Ottawa, and Beandigen Cafe. A big thank you to our funder, the Canada Council for the Arts.


February 4
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Horticulture Building
1525 Princess Patricia Way
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5J3 Canada
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