Rapid change from traditional to modern life in Nunavut, like many post-colonial societies, has concentrated power, wealth and information in a few hands. Nipi examines fundamental questions of democracy, power and change in Nunavut and indirectly in Canada itself: in education, religion, gender, lifestyle, the distribution of economic development and the make-up and inner structure o
Ajainaa! features Igloolik Elders discussing their views of contemporary Inuit life. Topics include the role of Inuit and "Southern" forms of education, survival strategies (such as how to save a drowning victim), and the differences between camp and settlement life. Written, produced, and performed by Isuma's Uqallangniq Elders Group.
Inuit memories and experiences of shamanism, and oral histories about the last shamans practicing in the region of Igloolik, Nunavut. Interviewees range from young people to elders and politicians, but they all share a belief that things happen, and that shamanism is still a living religion.
DIRECTOR(S): Paulossie Qulitalik, Zacharias Kunuk
YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2000
DURATION: 29 min
FORMAT: Video (colour)
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Eng/Fr s-t
DIRECTORS: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Helene Cousineau
PRODUCER: Arnait Video Productions
SOUND: Pacome Qudlaut
CAMERA: Marie Helene Cousineau
SCRIPT WRITER: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Helene Cousineau
EDITOR: Marie-Christine Sarda
CAST/PERFORMERS: Rachel Uyarasuk, Sylvia Ivalu, Charlie Qulitalik, Marie David
FUNDING: Telefilm Canada, ATPN, Channel 24, Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec
SELECTED SCREENINGS: APTN (Canada), Channel 24 (Igloolik), ImagineNative Film Festival (Toronto, 2001: Best Video), Native Americain Film and Video Festival (New-York, 2003)
Ningiura is an experimental fiction based on authentic oral histories, traditional knowledge and contemporary reality of Igloolik today.
An elder and her grand-daughter get to know and appreciate each other after a family tragedy.
YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2001
DURATION: 52 min.
FORMAT: video, colour
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Fr-Eng st
DIRECTORS: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Hélène Cousineau
PRODUCERS: Mary Kunuk, Marie-Helene Cousineau
SOUND: Katarina Soukup , Luke Taqqaugaq
CAMERA: Marie-Helene Cousineau
SCRIPT WRITER: Mary Kunuk
EDITOR: Marie-Christine Sarda
FUNDING: Canada Council for the Arts, Telefilm Canada
SELECTED SCREENINGS: APTN (Canada), Land Insight Film Festival (Montréal, 2003), Maori television (New-Zealand, 2005), Native American film and Video Festival (New-York, 2003)
Abandoned by her father, a White RCMP officer, Vivi Kunuk was adopted by the Inuk family of her mother who raised her as a boy. This is but one remarkable chapter in her life.
With her husband Enuki, she raised eight children, including award-winning filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, living most of the year on the land as her nomadic ancestors did prior to the creation of government settlements in the 1950's. Surrounded by her grandchildren, she recounts stories about the land she knows intimately and her life's destiny on Baffin Island.
The history of changes experienced by Inuit people in the last sixty years is contained in the stories of Vivi Kunuk.
Filmmaker: Marie-Hélène Cousineau
Filmmaker Contact: Visit our website www.isuma.tv/arnait or www.isuma.ca
Producer's Name: Arnait Video Productions
Year of Production: 1996
These documents may be used to research family history.
igloolik_camps_140703.pdfIgloolik camps (.pdf)
igloolik_camps_140703.xlsxIgloolik camps (Excel document)
camp_names_corrected_by_michelline_ammaq_2014_.pdfCamp names (corrected by Micheline Ammaq) (.pdf)
camp_names_corrected_by_michelline_ammaq_2014_.xlsxCamp names (corrected by Micheline Ammaq) (Excel document)
e5_registration.pdfE5 Registration (.pdf)
e5_registration.xlsxE5 Registration (Excel document)
fr_mary_1.pdfFiles from the Catholic Church, provided by Dr. Christopher Trot
fr_mary_2.pdfFiles from the Catholic Church, provided by Dr. Christopher Trot
david_damas_intro.docxIntroduction to David Damas
damas_1962.pdfDavid Damas thesis: "The Structure of Igluligmiut Local Groupings", file provided by Dr. Christopher Trot
vestey_thesis_tc-qmm-51947.pdfJennifer Vestey thesis: "Igloolik Eskimo Settlement and Mobility 1900-1970", document provided by Dr. Christopher Trot
camp_by_date.docxCamps by date - where people were in a given year (Excel file)
camp_by_date.pdfCamps by date - where people were in a given year (.pdf file)
date_by_camp.docxDate by camp - where people were every year (Excel file)
date_by_camp.pdfDate by camp - where people were every year (.pdf)
dombrowski_et_al_kinship_family_and_exchange.pdf"Kinship, Family, and Exchange in a Labrador Inuit Community" by Dombrowski et al (.pdf)
inuit."Inuit Women and the Politics of Naming in Nunavut", by Valerie Alia
naming_inuit.docxOutline of naming practices in Inuit communities