Biography - Charlotte Qamaniq
Charlotte Qamaniq is a North Baffin Inuk performance artist, actor, and contemporary and traditional throat singer hailing from Iglulik, Nunavut. She is best known for her work in the throat singing duo Silla, and in twice Juno nominated band Silla and Rise (sillaandrise.com).
Charlotte is passionate about spreading awareness on Inuit culture and issues and encourages reconciliation through presentations across Canada. She has served on the National Young Women’s Council, was nominated as a National Aboriginal Role Model by the National Aboriginal Health Organization, and has walked across Canada as part of the Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Walk to raise awareness of suicide among Indigenous communities in Canada. After studying Inuktitut Language Revitalization with the Pirurvik Centre accredited by the University of Victoria, she continues her studies in Inuit culture by taking part in the Fur Design Program learning traditional Inuit clothing design currently in Nunavut's capital, Iqaluit.