Tunnganarniq: An Inuit word that means fostering good spirits by being open, welcoming and inclusive. It is also the title of this large mural painted by Inuit youth artists from Kinngait (Cape Dorset, Nunavut) along with the Embassy of Imagination in partnership with Ottawa School of Art. It was completed in 2017.

large horizontal mural on a wall beside a parking lot featuring a blue whale on a pink background.  Some other marine animals are also in the mural

below: At the head of the whale.

Upside down head of walrus or seal in orange beside the head of a blue whale in a mural.

below: Tusked orange walrus

parking lot payment booth with no one in it beside a wall with mural of large blue whale

below: A tusked orange walrus swims along side.

orange walrus with two white tusks in large blue whale in a mural

below: At the tail end

tail end of blue whale in mural, a man in winter boats carries a package (a fish?


text bubble on pink background for a street art mural with title tunnganarniq, an Inuit word for inclusivity and positivity

ᕼᐊᓕ  ᔫᓯᐱ- Harry Josephee,
 ᑭᐊᕙᓐ  ᕿᒥᕐᐱᒃ- Kevin Qimirpik,
 ᔮᓂᔅ ᕿᒥᕐᐱᒃ – Janice Qimirpik,
 ᓯᑯᓕᐊ  ᐋᑕᒥ – Christine Adamie, 

a man walks down a city sidewalk, past the end of a mural with a big blue whale

Photos taken April 2023