Program: Kippinguijautiit (Things to Pass Time By): This show entertains the audience with funny and interesting stories on traditional and contemporary Inuit way of life. Kippingujautiit features northern musical talent and coverage of games and special events. Kippinguijautiit was the most popular Inuktitut language program from the audience survey conducted in 1992. Kippinguijautiit is a half-hour program for the 16 to 60 year old age group. Kippingujautiit was produced and packaged in Iqaluit with segments provided by our other production centres. 1985 – 2009 approx.
Producer: Baker Lake, Taloyoak, Iqaluit Inuit Broadcasting, Nunavut
Host: Saimatuq Michael
Segment 1: Winnie Owingayark is a staff member at the Inuit Heritage Center, in Baker Lake, Nunavut. She talks about the programs at the museum and how it started. She also sings ajaaja songs.
Segment 2: A carver, Pagvinaq Petaolasie, in Taloyoak, talks about carving and demonstrates how he creates his art work through stone.
Segment 3: Leah Ilaut, recalls her life as it was in the early years when life was different when Inuit lived and survived off the land.
The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation, established in Canada's territory of Nunavut, has been producing Inuit language video, by, for and about Inuit since 1981. This video is from their collection and has been made available on the Internet for your enjoyment through funding provided by the Government of Canada and the Government of Nunavut.