Tuesday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
1171 1st Ave.
Whitehorse, YK

Reneltta Arluk, an Inuvialuk/Gwich’in/ Denesuline/Cree artistic director



Nuiharuq—meaning “visible from a distance”—is the performance arts component of the 2022 Arctic Arts Summit. Nuiharuq parallels the Yukon River in Whitehorse and offers an on-the-land experience.

Performances will span theatre, dance, music, puppetry and performance arts in both contemporary and traditional practices. Venues will balance multiple stages and inside spaces with the outdoors to offer a multi-venue performance journey that spans the circumpolar north.

The themed focus of Nuiharuq is one of connection to land and story rooted in the artistic disciplines by artists of great experience. Join us for Nuiharuq to follow the stream of salmon and immerse yourself in stories from the North.

Nuiharuq is curated by Reneltta Arluk, an Inuvialuk/Gwich’in/ Denesuline/Cree artistic director with ancestral roots connected to Alaska, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.



Kevin Barr
Varna Nielsen
Aqqalu, Ailu, Aleksi
Dakhká Khwáan Dancers Group
Raw dna & Hætta
Michelle Olson
Emil Kárlsen
Beatrice Deer
Timmie Marak
Sylvia Cloutier
Leela Gilday
Tlicho Drummers
Nakai Puppets

Kevin Barr

Kevin Barr is called the troubadour of the Yukon, singing his folk, bluegrass, and country style of music, along with stories of love and life. As a writer, he and his band “The Undertakin’ Daddies” found their way to the Junos and toured much of Europe. He has shared the stage with Valdy, KD Lang, Fred Eaglesmith, Kim Beggs, Fred Penner, and the great Penny Lang, who has said that Kevin “sings like an angel”. His solo album “Lost and Found” features great tunes of days gone by. In his spare time, he enjoys life in a sailboat off Vancouver Island. Come harken to Kevin Barr—you won’t be disappointed.