||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (March 2013)|
Elisapie Isaac (also known simply as Elisapie) is a Canadian pop singer, broadcaster, documentary filmmaker and activist. Born in Salluit, Quebec to an Inuk mother and a father from Newfoundland, she collaborated with instrumentalist Alain Auger in the musical project Taima (Inuktitut for "that's all" or "it is done") in the early 2000s. The band's sole album, Taima, won the Juno Award for Aboriginal Recording of the Year in 2005.
Isaac has an extensive background in media production as well. When asked about her work in this medium in relation to her music she has stated "I really believe that communication and radio was really a place for me to express my inner creativity, and I love that medium. And it has helped me to be a little more aware, especially when I have to be doing interviews and have a larger vision of my work than just the artiste point of view".
In the fall of 2012, she released the pop album Travelling Love, recorded simply as Elisapie. The Juno Awards mistakenly nominated her for its breakthrough artist of the year, before realizing that she had been a Juno winner in 2005, and rescinded the nomination.
If the Weather Permits
Isaac's 2003 National Film Board of Canada documentary If the Weather Permits looks at the changing lifestyles of Inuit people in Nunavik. The film received several awards including the Claude Jutra Award for best new director at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, and the Rigoberta Menchu Prize at the First Peoples' Festival. It is included in the 2011 Inuit film anthology Unikkausivut: Sharing Our Stories.
- "Inuit pop, Algonquin rap, Innu reggae aim for mainstream". Agence France-Presse, October 8, 2009.
- "PROFILE: ELISAPIE ISAAC". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
- "Elisapie Isaac to play Iqaluit at month’s end". Nunatsiaq Online, March 8, 2010.
- "Taima". Asuilaak Living Dictionary. Retrieved 2010-05-15.
- Patch, Nick (28 March 2013). "Quebec singer Elisapie tries to laugh off being an ex-Juno nominee". Montreal Gazette (The Canadian Press). Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- "If the Weather Permits". Collection. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
- "NFB AND INUIT PARTNERS LAUNCH UNIKKAUSIVUT: SHARING OUR STORIES". Press release. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
|This article about a Canadian singer is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a Canadian film director is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about an Indigenous person of North America is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|