Northern Futures: Throat-singer Evie Mark
Evie Mark first learned throat-singing as a way to get closer to her Inuit culture. She grew up partly in Ivujivik, the northernmost community in Nunavik, and partly in southern Quebec. But it was when she was 18 that she took up throat-singing in earnest. She's now performed everywhere from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, to music festivals in Montreal.
Her throat-singing brought her into connection with the organization Blueprint for Life, which does social work through hip hop dance workshops, mostly in northern communities.
Quebec AM's Ainslie MacLellan caught up with Evie Mark at a Blueprint workshop in Inukjuak, to talk about what she sees as the biggest issues facing Inuit youth.