Nikki Komaksiutiksak and Aleatra Sammurtok

Nikki Komaksiutiksak and Aleatra Sammurtok

Biography

Nikki Komaksiutiksak 

Nikki Komaksiutiksak is an Inuit woman from Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, and currently works for the Manitoba Inuit Association. Though Winnipeg is now her home, Nikki has found the strength to preserve her “Inukness” living in southern Canada. She is an active member with the Inuit community in Winnipeg, and uses her knowledge and understanding of the south to assist Inuit moving to the big city. Nikki is an inspiration to the young and old everywhere, and truly demonstrates a passion for her cultural identity. She is an experienced throat singer, teacher of Inuit history and culture, and a heartfelt musical performer. Nikki has participated in a number of international events, representing Manitoba and Inuit at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Summer Games, and more recently, the 2015 Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg. She has recorded music with local Canadian talent including such names as The Weakerthans, Demetra Penner, and Moses Mayes.

Aleatra Sammutok

Aleatra Sammutok, is half Inuit and half French, and lives in Winnipeg. She graduated grade 12 at Argyle Alternative High School and now has three kids. She enjoys  throat singing and going for walks to see family and friends. She has been singing with Nikki for about eight years now and has been using this Inuit art form to encourage Canadians to learn more about Inuit customs and traditions.

All sessions by Nikki Komaksiutiksak and Aleatra Sammurtok

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