Caribou Hunting Tips, Name Sakes, Igloo Building and Dog Team Travel
Host: Saimataq Michael Interviewer: Peter Tapatai Segment 1: Elders of Baker Lake gather at Igloo having caribou cooked meat. Barnabas Peryour talks about the change of caribou migration route. Segment 2: Mark and Qillaq Ijjangiaq of Igloolik talking about naming babies with namesake. Segment 3: Mark Ijjangiaq is teaching how to make Igloo. Interviewer: Saimataq Micheal Segment 4: Peter Atsiqtaq talks about when he used to be a guide for Roman Catholic, R.C.M.P. and Hudson’s Bay Company between the communities of Kimmirut, Cape Dorset and Iqaluit by dog teams.
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.
Host: Julie Ivalu Segment 1: Hannah Uyarak talks about how sinew was made. Hannah Uyarak talks about getting sinew from Narwhal back muscle, Caribou back and leg muscle, fox tail muscle and ring and bearded seal throat. Margaret Kipsigak and Madeline Ivalu demonstrate how sinew is made from Narwhal back muscle. Segment 2: Lydia Qalluttiaq Maliki making Traditional Inuit clothing from seal skin and dog fur scrapes.
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
Building An Igloo
Instructors Theo Ikummaq, David Niaquttia and Bart Hannah Kappianaq teach Ataguttaaluk School students how to survive on the land in the wintertime. Morning class learns about maps, navigation, using direction of snow drifts, stars, sun, GPS, and bringing proper essentials. Theo Ikummaq teaches how to make an igloo for shelter. Theo Ikummaq takes the students on an overnight trip and teaches students how to hunt and take care of their equipment and clothing, and learn about ice conditions.
Jaaji Opik and Joshua Haulli
Jaaji Okpik is one half of the musical duo of Twin Flames. He has toured across Canada and the Arctic and won Aboriginal Songwriters of the year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2016. Joshua Haulli is a young musician from Igloolik. Joshua had the opportunity to play his original music for Jaaji and receive guidance from the more experienced musician.
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.
Host Henry Naulaq speaks with guest Louie Uttaq. Louie Uttaq talks about the life he had while growing up around Igloolik, The transition from nomadic life to a more structured community based existence. He also talks about the way of life he had before white people came up North.