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Inuk Singer Elisapie Is On a Canada Post Stamp for National Indigenous Peoples Day

The stamp bearing the Polaris Prize-longlisted artist's image will be available starting June 21.

Le timbre de Postes Canada à l'effigie d'Elisapie

Le timbre de Postes Canada à l'effigie d'Elisapie

Postes Canada

Elisapie is having a big week. Having just been named to the long list for the Polaris Prize with her covers album Inuktitut, the Inuk singer-songwriter and activist is being honoured by Canada Post.

Her portrait appears on a new stamp which is part of a series paying tribute to several Inuit, Métis and First Nations people who dedicate themselves to preserving their culture and improving the quality of life of different peoples. The stamps bearing the image of Elisapie will be available for National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 and are already available for pre-order.


In addition to the Junos Contemporary Indigenous Artist of the Year winner, Canada Post's Indigenous Leaders stamp series also highlights two other women earlier this yea: Christi Belcourt, Métis visual artist and environmentalist, and Josephine Mandamin, Anishinaabe elder and defender of the right to water.

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Elisapie is hitting the roads of Quebec, Canada and the United States throughout the summer and fall to present her show Uvattini, or “at our place” in Inuktitut, directed by the artist Émilie Monnet which includes music, narration, video and performance. She's also playing a number of festivals.

Elisapie's tour dates:

15/06/2024 Tadoussac, QC - Festival de la chanson de Tadoussac SOLD OUT

22/06/2024 Carleton-sur-Mer, QC - Carleton-sur-Mer (Festival BleuBleu)

25/06/2024 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Jazz Festival

30/06/2024 Montréal, QC - Théâtre Maisonneuve de la Place des Arts (Montréal International Jazz Festival) (Uvattini) SOLD OUT

05/07/2024 Chicoutimi, QC - La Noce Saguenay

08/07/2024 Québec City, QC - Festival d'été de Québec

10/07/2024 Iqaluit, NU - Aqsarniit Hotel & Conference Centre - 30th Anniversary of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act

12/07/2024 Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival

31/07/2024 Sept-Rivières, QC - Festival Innu Nikamu

04/08/2024 Canmore, AB - Canmore Folk Festival

09/08/2024 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Folk Festival

16/08/2024 Lavaltrie, QC - Église Saint-Antoine-de-Lavaltrie

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14/09/2024 Abiquiu, NM - Ghost Ranch Music Festival

28/09/2024 Vancouver, BC - Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (Uvattini)

05/10/2024 New York, NY - Joe’s Pub

08/11/2024 Toronto, ON - The Opera House

14/11/2024 Terrebonne, QC - Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne

15/11/2024 Saint Damien, QC - Maison de la culture de Bellechasse

16/11/2024 Saint-Casimir, QC - Les Grands Bois

21/11/2024 Sainte-Thérèse, QC - Théâtre Lionel-Groulx

22/11/2024 Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC - Théâtre Le Patriote SOLD OUT

23/11/2024 LaSalle, QC - Théâtre Desjardins

29/11/2024 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC - Cabaret André-H.-Gagnon du Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde SOLD OUT

30/11/2024 Trois-Rivières, QC - Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau SOLD OUT

09/12/2024 Québec City, QC - Grand Théâtre de Québec (Uvattini)

11/12/2024 Montréal, QC - MTELUS (Uvattini)

14/12/2024 Verchères, QC - L'Église du Village

04/04/2025 Brossard, QC - Théâtre Manuvie (Uvattini)

25/04/2025 Sherbrooke, QC - Théâtre Granada (Uvattini)

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