Fish From Inuit Regions
Malaya travels to the three regions in Nunavut to meet Inuit who share their favourite fish recipes – from popcorn fish in Yellowknife, baked arctic char with mayonnaise in Baker Lake and broccoli char chowder in Iqaluit.
Takuyaksat Show # 84
Producer: Baker Lake - Inuit Broadcasting Corporation Host: Brenda Qijuk Segment 1: John Tugak talks about his experiences seeing large fish in the river and other strange fish. Segment 2: John Ivalutanar from Naujat, Nunavut and Josiah Nulilaak share their traditional knowledge about snow formation.
For centuries the fish spear known to Inuit as the Kakivak has been in existence. It has assisted Inuit in spearing fish from rivers. This spear would have been made mostly from bone and occasionally driftwood for the long shaft; the point would have been sharper, at times made of rock, but mostly bone. These days there is plenty of wood around, and the point could be made from steel, brass or other hard elements. In this episode we will watch Solomon Awa, a hunter from Iqaluit, originally from Pond Inlet demonstrate the making of a modern Kakivak.
Arctic business delivers healthy country food to Internet customers
Kivalliq Arctic Foods purchases fish, caribou and muskox from hunters and fishers across Nunavut. The 15 employees carefully process and package the popular country food in its federally approved facility in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. General Manager Todd Johnson describes how people order the nutritious country food through Facebook. Their priority market are consumers in Nunavut in both large and small communities. QINIQ broadband serves all 25 Nunavut communities equally -- supporting both business and consumers no matter where they live. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. Thanks to all the friendly staff at Kivalliq Arctic Foods (http://ndcorp.nu.ca/we-invest/subsidiaries/kivalliq-arctic-foods/) for your help with the video, including Joseph Amarok, Johnny Ittusardjuat, Todd Johnson, Bernard Krakow, Lee Nauya, Travis Niviatsiak, Billy Nowdlak, and Wayne Tattuinee. Videographer Ivan Hughes, Compass Digital Media (http://www.compassdigital.ca). Producer Lorraine Thomas, Imaituk Inc. (http://www.imaituk.ca).
Arctic Style Finger Food
Rebecca Veevee and Malaya Qaunirq Chapman prepare Arctic finger foods. They made musk ox meatballs, fish balls, tapenade and curry aioli.
Malaya learns to make the most interesting traditional food by Inuit such as moose hooves, fermented fish heads and fried arctic char over an open fire.
Host: Kamiga Noah Segment 1: Alain Iyerak skinning and butchering caribou. Alain Iyerak is telling a story about a bowhead hunt, and to treat all animals with respect. Segment 2: Joshua Nuilaalik and other elders return to Kitikat River Crossing where he used to fish and grew up near Baker Lake. Segment 3: Rankin Inlet celebrates its 20th Hamlet Day Anniversary. Manitok Thompson on behalf of Rankin Inlet Council talks about the events and activities to be held on Hamlet day Segment 4: Inukjuak is hosting Music Festival with singers John Uvaut and fiddler Charlie Toomi
Host: Peter Tapati Segment 1: Beluga whale hunting around Pangnirtung and Iqaluit. Segment 2: Samson Quinaknaq singing his Ajajaa song about his kakivak – fish spear. Segment 4: Arviat ladies sing Ajajaa.
Bounties From The Sea
Rebecca Veevee prepares foods that are traditionally eaten by men and women. She boils a fish head with seaweed, which is a woman’s delicacy. For the men, Rebecca boils seal meat with red cabbage. She makes a sweet bannock with brown sugar and seaweed.
Fish Shepard Pie
Rebecca prepares an Arctic Char Shepherd’s Pie and blueberry tarts for the daycare children.