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Inuit Artist Theresie Tungilik becomes CARFAC’s new National President

Theresie Tungilik was appointed as the new National President and Spokesperson of CARFAC on May 28th in Winnipeg.

Hailing from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Theresie is the first Inuit artist to serve in this role. She first joined CARFAC’s national board in 2017, becoming Vice-President in 2019. She also sits on the CARFAC’s Indigenous Advisory Circle. In addition to her role as an artist, Theresie has been an Advisor for the Government of Nunavut in the department of Arts & Traditional Economy since 2003. In 2021 she was appointed to the board of the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) and the Indigenous Advisory Committee for Qaumajuq, the WAG’s new Inuit Art Centre

We are thrilled to have Thereise’s invaluable experience in guiding our organization, and we are confident that her leadership will help us serve our community of members and artists from coast to coast to coast.

We offer our sincere gratitude and appreciation to outgoing President, advocate, colleague and friend, Paddy Lamb. Paddy is a visual artist based in ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᕀ amiskwaciy Beaver Hills/Strathcona County, Alberta. He joined the board in 2012, and has been National President since 2019. Paddy has been integral to the important advances we have made, especially in the development of COVA-DAAV’s Image Bank and the Imprimo platform, as well as our continued push to bring the Artist’s Resale Right to Canada. All of this has been particularly challenging during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We appreciate Paddy’s continued expertise and guidance in his new role as Past-President.

A full list of board members is available on CARFAC’s website