UPDATES 

TSA is currently seeking individuals to join the Board of Directors on a volunteer basis.

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Due to COVID-19, our in-person Fiddle Workshops are still not able to take place. We hope all of our students and friends continue to stay safe & healthy and we are hopeful that our visits will resume during the 2022-2023 school year.

Check out the most recent edition of our newsletter (December 2021) featuring some TSA updates and a special recipe from Nunavut. 

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HELP US TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES THROUGH  MUSIC 

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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 been visiting Nunavut three times per year and support other community initiatives too.
Click here for information about our programming.

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.
Click here for ways to help support TSA.

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 OUR IMPACT 

Over the course of the 13 years that TSA has been supporting Nunavut youth, we have been able to expand our fiddle workshops from visiting one community once per year, to visiting 5-6 communities during each trip, three times per year and working with more than 300 students. In 2019, we facilitated our first-ever After School Music Club and we look forward to expanding those clubs soon (stay tuned!). Our program aims not only to 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.

1,199 individual youth participated in fiddle workshops (many returning year after year).

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8

total communities

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88

unique workshops

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118

fiddles

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22

trips to Nunavut

As of October 14, 2021

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 THE IMPACT OF MUSIC IN POND INLET 

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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.