Young Inuit filmmakers enrich culture and community by sharing creativity online
Arviat Film Society members Evano Jr Aggark and Shelton Nipisar describe how they use video to retain their culture and language, inspire youth, gather knowledge from Elders and communicate with people in their community and beyond. Through the QINIQ network, they use Facebook, blogs, and Youtube to share their perspectives on life in Arviat, Nunavut. Faster access to the Internet would increase their ability to communicate effectively and help inspire others around them. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. Thanks to Arviat filmmakers Evano Jr Aggark, Sylvia Aggark, Eric Anoee, Seepa Aulatjut, Gord Billard, Ramon Kaviok, Shelton Nipusar of the Arviat Film Society (https://www.facebook.com/ArviatFilmSociety/) for your help 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.
Arctic students take hi-tech virtual classes over satellite network
Kimberley Dymond learned all about using technology in the classroom when studying to be a teacher in southern Canada. When she moved to Arviat in Nunavut, many tools that she used to teach in the south would not work on the standard Internet link provided to the school. So when the Connected North program launched in 2014, Kimberley got involved. Connected North relies on SSi Canada’s QINIQ network and Cisco’s TelePresence video collaboration system to link Arviat students to educational resources across Canada. Students describe the positive impact of Connected North in their classroom. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. Thanks to high school students Elena Akammak, Shelby Angalik, Amber Kadjuk Price, George Kadlak, Jillian Kaviok, Juliet Kopak, Justin Kuksuk, Alissa ᒪᑐ (Matoo), Esther Nutarasungnik, Elaine Suluk, and teacher Kimberley Dymond for welcoming us into your classroom at John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat. For more information on the program: visit Connected North (http://connectednorth.org) and Cisco (http://www.cisco.com/c/en_ca/about/connected-north.html). 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.