In 1985 the Igloolik rock band Northern Haze released their first record. The have performed in festivals across the North and the 1986 Expo in Vancouver. We talk to the band members about their 30+ year musical career.
Jerry Cans are the most active musical band based in Iqaluit traveling all over the world. A fusion of folk, rock, reggae, throat singing, fiddle and accordion they perform original songs and popular cover songs in Inuktitut. Led by couple Nancy Mike and Andrew Morrison who are raising 2 daughters within this heavily musical family. We talk to Nancy about her unique band, how she began her career and her musical inspirations.
We featured the much loved Iqaluit band Uvagut. The group formed in 1976 and continues to perform. The band talks about how they got their name, writing their original songs and the importance of singing in Inuktitut.
Segment 1: Inuit Summer games in Cambridge Bay. Surrounding communities gather to compete in games. This includes tea boiling outside and plucking geese. Location: Taloyoak, Nunavut Segment 2: The elders gather together to socialize by gong on picnics and playing games where they donate prizes. Elder Lena Nuliayuk Kingmiaqtuq explains what they do to socialize. Segment 3: Tooniit Band from Arctic Bay entertain the crowd.
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.
Host: Michael Haqpi Segment 1: Dominic Qasaluak starting a fire with a rock and flint to boil tea out side on the tundra. Segment 2: Elders Teresa Tartak and Alice Kreelak visit, have tea and share stories from their past.