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Inuvik dedicates Fiddle and Flow Festival to N.W.T. wildfire evacuees – APTN News

Sep 01, 2023

While Inuvik lifted its wildfire evacuation alert last Friday, the town went forward with its second weekend festival Fiddle and Flow.

“Music, I don’t know how to explain it, it brings me so much peace and joy just watching and playing,” said 19-year old guitar and accordion player Devon Notaina from the fly-in Beaufort Sea Inuvialuit coastal community of Ulukhaqtuuq (Ulukhaktok).

“Whoever is playing music, I encourage you to keep going,” he said.

The Friday to Sunday festival brought in talent from across the Inuvialuit and Gwich’in settlement regions, for craft markets, a talent show, and jigging and fiddling contests.

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