HELP US TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES THROUGH MUSIC
TUSARNAARNIQ SIVUMUT ASSOCIATION
MUSIC FOR THE FUTURE
Promote music among youth in the North in order to increase self-esteem, teamwork, leadership, and a healthy and positive lifestyle
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Want to see what we are up to? We have hosted two in-person workshops this year and have been actively providing virtual lessons too.
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Want to help? Not only can you donate to help fund our programs, you can also help by becoming a volunteer, becoming a director and supporting our fundraising events.
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Over the course of the 15 years that TSA has been supporting Nunavut youth, we were able to expand our fiddle workshops from visiting one community once per year, to visiting 5-6 communities three times per year and working with more than 300 students. In 2019, we facilitated our first-ever After School Music Club and in 2021 we started Qarasaujakkut Nijjausijariursaniq, offering music lessons virtually to students in remote communities in partnership with Connected North. Our program aims to not only provide Inuit youth with music instruction (especially in communities where music programs don't exist), as a positive, creative outlet, but our program continues to deliver valuable skills that translate into increased self-worth, joy, positive engagement with others, increased confidence and positive mental health, while also working to build capacity within the communities for years to come.
1,250 individual youth participated in fiddle workshops (many returning year after year).
unique in-person workshops
As of December 31, 2022
trips to Nunavut
TSA is seeking individuals to join the Board of Directors on a volunteer basis. Know someone?
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We've had a successful year programming Qarasaujakkut Nijjausijariursaniq and look forward to continuing even more lessons in 2023-2024. More in-person workshops are being planned too. Stay tuned!
Check out the most recent edition of our newsletter (November 2022) featuring what we've been up to in Nunavut.
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Thank you to RYOT and to David Darg & Bryn Mooser for traveling to Pond Inlet in 2014 to capture this video. We look forward to many more years to come and to being able to reach more youth in other communities across Nunavut.
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The Board of Directors of Tusarnaarniq Sivumut Association - Music for the Future acknowledges the Indigenous Peoples of all the lands and the importance of the lands, which we each call home. In particular, we want to acknowledge that the land on which
we do most of our work is in Nunavut, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Inuit. We do this to reaffirm our commitment and responsibility to improving relationships between nations and improving our own understanding of local Indigenous peoples
and their cultures, and to our collective commitment to make the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation real in our communities. From coast to coast to coast, we acknowledge the ancestral and unceded territory of all the Inuit,
Métis, and First Nations people that call this land home.