Independent artist Tanya Tagaq has won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize for her album Animism, beating out nine other albums on Canada's Polaris Short List. The Inuk throat singer performed her song “Uja” accompanied by a 40-member choir during the Polaris Gala. “We’ve been doing it our own way without backing down artistically or conforming, so to be recognized in this way and have so many people latch on makes me feel the world is tolerable,” said Tagaq in a statement. “There’s so much hurt in the world and within indigenous cultures with colonialism,: she continued. "Canada is in a...

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