What ever happened to Jeremy Killiktee after the ill-fated rap concert in Iqaluit?

That’s the question we asked near the end of the Eye on the Arctic documentary “Losing their Words.” …. And it’s also the question plenty of you have been asking about too. Pond Inlet rapper Jeremy Killiktee. Photo by Eilís Quinn.

If you haven’t seen the documentary yet, (and you should!), Jeremy (also known as ‘Baffin Busta’) is the young Pond Inlet rapper we followed this February in Iqaluit as he prepared for his first ever rap concert with his crew MTK. 

(MTK is an abbreviation for Pond Inlet’s Inuktitut name Mittimatalik, which means ‘the place were Mittima is buried’).

If you were there, you’ll remember MTK struggled with remembering their lyrics on stage. But oh, how things have changed.

Jeremy and the rest of MTK  (Curtis Qamaniq and Stephon Koonark) recently performed at the National Aboriginal Addictions Awareness Week  talent show in Pond Inlet. Not only did they nail their lyrics this time, they came in second place.

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Congrats to Jeremy, Curtis and Stephon!



Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is an award-winning journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project. Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the murder of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received the silver medal for “Best Investigative Article or Series” at the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The project also received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her report “The Arctic Railway: Building a future or destroying a culture?” on the impact a multi-billion euro infrastructure project would have on Indigenous communities in Arctic Europe was a finalist at the 2019 Canadian Association of Journalists award in the online investigative category.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Her work on climate change in the Arctic has also been featured on the TV science program Découverte, as well as Le Téléjournal, the French-Language CBC’s flagship news cast.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

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