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: Iqaluit Inuit Broadcasting, Nunavut
Host: Saimatuq Michael
Segment 1: Igloolik celebrates the lengthening days with the “Return of the Sun Celebration.” Activities include drumming, singing and playing games.
Interviewer: Rosie Simonfalvy
Segment 2: Ashoona Kilabuk, recalls early contact with non-aboriginals when they first started arriving in Iqaluit.
Segment 3: Louee Naudla Arreak, sings and performs for the crowds. Simeonie Keenainak entertains with his outstanding accordion skills.
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.