Host Henry Naulaq speaks with guest John Amagoalik. John Amagoalik is was an activist and has been in politics for over 3 decades. He helped create the territory that is now called Nunavut. He is know as the father of Nunavut. In this show he talks about his history in politics and the work he did in the creation of Nunavut.
Host Henry Naulaq speaks with guest Simon Awa. Simon Awa talks about the education he had while a young boy and the transition from nomadic life to what it is today. He also talks about how he got into politics and the work he did and still do for the GN. He first started out working for a regional organization that was then called Baffin Regional Corporation, which is now known as Qikitani Inuit Association. he talks about how the Government started out it’s administration.
ARTCIRQ is an Inuit circus performance collective based in Igloolik, Nunavut. It was co-founded in 1998 by Guillaume Saladin, several circus artists from Montreal and youth from Igloolik. Its activities provide Inuit youth with a vehicle for creative expression that maintains strong links to Inuit traditions and performance styles such as acrobatics, juggling, clowning, throat singing, drum dancing and music.
Program name: Tohaknaak Producer: Cambridge Bay - Inuit Broadcasting Corporation Host: Ada Todd, James Kavana Segment 1: Frank Anaaluk and Helen Maksagak, Elders from Cambridge Bay talk about how the town of Cambridge Bay started. They also talk about the medical services. Segment 2: This is information about the dangers of PCB, an environmental contaminant. The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation, established in Canada's territory of Nunavut, has been producing Inuit language video, by, for and about Inuit since 1981. This video is from their collection and has been made available on the Internet for your enjoyment through funding provided by the Government of Canada and the Government of Nunavut.
Host: Anne Hanson- Mikijuk Segment 1: This was a pilot project to start Inuit Broadcasting corproration. Doug Ward, Director of CBC Northern Service talks about Inuit starting their own Broadcast. The Inuit Broadcasting
Inuit have worn Parkas for thousands of years. Parkas would traditional be made from furs of land animals such as caribou and wolf and others, also from sealskin from seals and other marine mammals. It was also common for Inuit to use bird skin to tediously make their warm parkas. Inuit had to make their clothing from what was available to them. These days Parkas can be made from todays materials. We will watch Mary Lee-Aliyak originally from Rankin Inlet, living in Iqaluit on the process of making a modern parka.
The Unaaq (Harpoon) has many uses for the Inuit, two main uses are for harpooning a catch such as seals at their breathing holes, walruses, whales and other sea and land animals such as caribou. This ancient weapon was also used to make sure the ice is safe, by harpooning the ice you will step on. For many years Inuit made this tool from animal bones and used dried walrus intestines cut up to make rope. Today, Inuit make their harpoons from what is readily available in modern technology such as steep rods for the fore shaft and their heads, the arrow from brass, steel or aluminum. A hunter from Iqaluit, Jerry Ell will take us through the many steps to make a modern harpoon and he will also show us the way he makes an arrow.
Tunniit (Traditional Tattoo)
Many Inuit mostly women are taking part in a revival of traditional Inuit tattoos. Traditionally, Inuit women, mostly in their teenage years received symbolic designs on their face and arms and sometimes on their legs as an expression of beauty. The tools used were made of caribou bone for stitching and poking. Stitching would be done with a bone needle and the thread made of sinew from the back of a caribou muscle soaked in natural ink such as soot of a burning traditional seal oil lamp. The needle would be used again when the tattoo was finished the needle would be stored in a seal skin cover with seal fat to protect it from getting dirty.
Broadband provides vital tool for Inuit leader to support local community
Arviat community leader Eric Anoee describes the importance of having access to modern communication tools to meet Nunavut’s many challenges. He is driven by a sense of responsibility to use these tools to support his community and make things better. He believes better broadband services are extremely important particularly for youth to be able to get involved, to learn, and to meet the complex challenges they face in today’s society. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. A big thank-you to Eric Anoee for your terrific assistance shooting videos in Arviat and for your continued efforts to improve communications for cultural knowledge and learning in Nunavut. Eric is currently on the board of the Nunavut Broadband Development Corporation (http://www.nunavut-broadband.ca) and is also Deputy Mayor of the Hamlet of Arviat (http://www.arviat.ca). He is a former board member of Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (http://www.inuitbroadcasting.ca), and a founding member of the Arviat Film Society (https://www.facebook.com/ArviatFilmSociety/). In his day job, Eric is a Media Specialist with the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Education. Videographer Ivan Hughes, Compass Digital Media (http://www.compassdigital.ca). Producer Lorraine Thomas, Imaituk Inc.(http://www.imaituk.ca). Special thanks to Dylan Clark, who donated aerial footage of Arviat.
How Inuit traditions and satellite Internet help create jobs in Nunavut
Kiluk Ltd in Arviat, Nunavut produces fine fur and leather clothing making extensive use of traditional materials, including northern leather and sealskin furs. Talented Inuit seamstresses design and sew jackets, mitts, vests, wall hangings, purses and accessories. General Manager Sherlyn Kadjuk describes how a lot of their product is sold through the Ivalu.ca website to people across Nunavut and Canada. Access to QINIQ broadband services is essential to their business success. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. Thanks to Regalee Curley, Bernadette Illungiayok, Sherlyn Kadjuk, and Linda Nutarasungnik of Kiluk Ltd. (http://www.ivalu.ca/pages/Kiluk.html) for sharing your valuable time and beautiful creations in making this video. Videographer Ivan Hughes, Compass Digital Media (http://www.compassdigital.ca). Producer Lorraine Thomas, Imaituk Inc. (http://www.imaituk.ca). Special thanks to Dylan Clark, who donated aerial footage of Arviat.