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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 performed at age 12 with the Salluit band Sugluk. Isaac 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. In 2010, Isaac’s first solo album, There Will Be Stars, was released by Pheromone Recordings. Her second solo album, Travelling Love, was released in October 2012. She garnered a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Original Song at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards for her song “Far Away”, which appeared in the film The Legend of Sarila. On National Aboriginal Day this year, Elisapie paid tribute to her heritage by releasing a lively resurgence of an Inuit folk classic, “Forefathers”.