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Broadband Essential for Community Wellness Organization

Ilisaqsivik is a locally run organization in Clyde River, Nunavut, with a mission to promote community holistic wellness through a variety of programs. These include counseling, pre-school, Inuktitut literacy, youth activities and land-based cultural and healing programs. As Executive Director, Jakob Gearheard knows the critical importance of broadband in a remote community that has no bank or government office. Without broadband, online financial management would not be possible, and vital funding proposals and reports would not get submitted on time. Without broadband, an essential organization like Ilisaqsivik could not survive. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. Thanks to Mike Jaypoody, Jakob Gearheard and Robert Kautuk of Ilisaqsivik Society of Clyde River, Nunavut for your enthusiastic participation in making this video. Videographer Ivan Hughes, Compass Digital Media (http://www.compassdigital.ca) Producer Lorraine Thomas, Imaituk Inc. (http://www.imaituk.ca).

Duration: 2:27

2:13
Local Representative Key to Connect Community

Mike Jaypoody has been the QINIQ Community Service Provider in Clyde River, Nunavut, from day one, since the launch of QINIQ in 2005. He knows first hand how important the QINIQ Internet service is for an isolated community, how it makes it possible for family members to stay in touch when some are far away, and how it simply provides the residents of Clyde River much needed access to the outside world. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. Thanks to Mike Jaypoody and the Ilisaqisivik Society of Clyde River, Nunavut for your enthusiastic participation 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 Mike Jaypoody and Robert Kautuk who provided additional footage and support in Clyde River.

Duration: 2:13

2:25
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.

Duration: 2:25

1:48
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.

Duration: 1:48

2:20
Nunavut adults get high school diploma using innovative online program

Joe Aulajut never had the chance to complete his Grade 12 when he was young, as he had to stay home and help take care of older family members. When Nunavut Arctic College launched the Pathway to Adult Secondary School (PASS) Program that provides another route to obtain a Grade 12 diploma through distance learning, Joe signed up. He describes how he uses QINIQ to connect to his instructor, the learning content, and how he works with Maria Illungiayok (his local facilitator in Arviat), to succeed. Grade 12 graduates in Nunavut have terrific employment and training opportunities. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. Thanks to Maria Illungiayok, Joe Aulajut and Eric Anoee of Arviat, Nunavut for your enthusiastic participation in making this video. For more information on the PASS program: visit Nunavut Arctic College (http://www.arcticcollege.ca/education-programs). 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.

Duration: 2:20

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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).

Duration: 2:21