Just last week, the government in the French speaking province of Quebec recognized Inuit throat singing as an official part of Quebec’s heritage.
The press conference took place with Maka Kotto, Quebec’s minister of culture and communications, along with representatives of the Avataq Cultural Institute, a Quebec Inuit cultural organization.
There’s a story up on Avataq’s website about the event. It also covers some of the history around Inuit throat singing in Nunavik, the Inuit self-governing region of northern Quebec.
In the mean time, I’ll leave you with a YouTube video from the event:
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca