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NEWS: Iqaluit June 19, 2014 - 7:20 am

Photo: David Serkoak and Nakasuk students performing in Iqaluit

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For the past week David Serkoak, originally from Arviat but now residing in Ottawa, has trained nine Grade 4 and 5 students from Nakasuk School how to make drums, drum dance, and how to perform traditional and contemporary drumming. Serkoak travels to Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and around Ontario teaching drumming. “I grew up while listening to the chants of my father’s songs and listening to my mother,” Serkoak said. But principal at Nakasuk Tracey MacMillan is most grateful for Serkoak’s stories to the children. “Not only was he here to teach about drumming, but he’s always sharing about culture and the language and promoting Inuktitut.” Serkoak and the Nakasuk students perform June 21 at a free concert at Nakasuk School in Iqaluit, hosted by Alianait. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and includes a square dance band and square dancers. (PHOTO BY DAVID MURPHY)
For the past week David Serkoak, originally from Arviat but now residing in Ottawa, has trained nine Grade 4 and 5 students from Nakasuk School how to make drums, drum dance, and how to perform traditional and contemporary drumming. Serkoak travels to Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and around Ontario teaching drumming. “I grew up while listening to the chants of my father’s songs and listening to my mother,” Serkoak said. But principal at Nakasuk Tracey MacMillan is most grateful for Serkoak’s stories to the children. “Not only was he here to teach about drumming, but he’s always sharing about culture and the language and promoting Inuktitut.” Serkoak and the Nakasuk students perform June 21 at a free concert at Nakasuk School in Iqaluit, hosted by Alianait. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and includes a square dance band and square dancers. (PHOTO BY DAVID MURPHY)

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