Nunavut hotel provides business travelers with essential Internet access
Page Burt manages Nanuq Lodge & Executive Suites in Rankin Inlet, owned by partner John Hickes, a well-known community leader born just south of Rankin on the coast. Page describes how their two small hotels located on the shores of Hudson’s Bay offers QINIQ broadband access to guests for free -- the majority of whom are in town for business. Fast and reliable Internet access is a priority for those who must transfer large files such as map data, and for everyone to connect to work and family while away. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. Thanks to Page Burt, John Hickes and Chesley Ford of Nanuq Lodge (http://www.nanuqlodge.com) for your wonderful hospitality and help with the video. Find the communications firm Outcrop (http://outcropnunavut.com). Videographer Ivan Hughes, Compass Digital Media (http://www.compassdigital.ca). Producer Lorraine Thomas, Imaituk Inc. (http://www.imaituk.ca).
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).
Using the Internet to help Arctic dogs - one 'byte' at a time
Lay Vaccinator Page Burt provides vaccinations against rabies and parvovirus/distemper for the many sled dogs and family pets living in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. While professional veterinarians from Winnipeg fly in at least once a year to provide diagnostic services as well as spay and neuter surgery. Throughout the year, animals sometimes need access to emergency care. When an animal needs help, people bring them to Page, who communicates with Tuxedo Animal Hospital in Winnipeg using the QINIQ network to exchange video, photos and information for guidance in helping animals in need. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. Thanks to Page Burt and John Hickes of Rankin Inlet and Dr. Jonas Watson, a Veterinarian from Winnipeg’s Tuxedo Animal Hospital (http://tuxedoanimalhospital.com) for their help in making this video. A Rankin Inlet volunteer group is raising funds toward an x-ray machine for use in Rankin on animals. Contact Page at 867-645-2650, or firstname.lastname@example.org, for information. Videographer Ivan Hughes, Compass Digital Media (http://www.compassdigital.ca). Producer Lorraine Thomas, Imaituk Inc. (http://www.imaituk.ca).
Host: Verna Kadluk Segment 1: Mike Bruce of Rankin Inlet talks about what children used to play, like Uatamannaa, pretending to harpoon seal, Tilluujjuq, Iglukisaaq(Juggling) with song, Ajagaq(Bilboquet), Ujauttaq,(Rope Game). Segment 2: Matthew Kunangnat of Baker Lake talks about being safe in a workplace, like wear safety glasses and welding googles. Segment 3: John Nukik of Baker Lake talks about the hardship in hunting when he was growing up.
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
Delicacies of Kangiqliniq
Malaya travels to Rankin Inlet to visit Marble Island and learns how to make the delicacies of pickled mattaaq beluga skin and bake arctic char with friends.
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.