Charlie Pisuk

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Charlie Pisuk is your uncle, your cousin, your brother-in-law. What do you have to say about him? Someone is listening...

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Anonymous's picture

Outlook problems help Such a video is worth a long visit to the Input in person itself. I am so glad that you are providing a platform for them to express themselves and at the same time make the world aware about the lives of such people.

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Bobbie Wiley, Bellingham WA

I think many of the questons are poorly wordly--"He thinks,"  etc.

And not in their native language?  Really?

I appreciate the insight.

I especially like the comment "he's started a family and I don't think he'll stop malng a family."

Also, there are sub-cultures of the Majority culture in America that use stories and explaining as their way to answer the questins the Majority has for them.  Perhaps a way of explaining, a way to be that allows them a purpose a bit outside but still worthwhile and acceptable, at least to themselves.

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Anonymous's picture

Haha This is hilarious! Being an Inuk, I've done surveys with very similar answers to the surveyor.

Anonymous's picture

 hilarious!

 

Anonymous's picture

Very powerful, I believe that any Native person watching this knows it's not 'satire', and anyone who puts together a video can call themselves a producer. Anyway, this video can be an important tool to continue to cause change to the 'Western' way of thinking about research within Native communities. My brothers and sisters to the North are beautiful; I laugh and smile with them.

Anonymous's picture

Merci Marie-Hélène!!! C'est vraiment savoureux, drôle, vrai et fin comme réflexion.

Anonymous's picture

 Probably the best cultural competency documentary I've seen. Very powerful.

Anonymous's picture

This video is precious to me. It is funny to Natives because we are so able to laugh at ourselves, not in the sense of ridicule or superiority, but of knowing the thought process and the way the web of life is reflected in the web of our thoughts. Life is not stagnant, neither are our thoughts.

 

Anonymous's picture

I like that: Life is not stagnant, neither are our thoughts.....Marie-Helene

Anonymous's picture

I love this video!  I am an Inuit woman living and working in a western academic world and my thinking patterns are vastly different than those that surround me.  Many of the folks in the video cannot easily give a one word answer - they need to explain, give context to their answers.  This is so me!  Its a great, funny, insightful way to highlight the differences in cultures. 

Anonymous's picture

 This was wonderful! How insightful! It is sad to see how a majority culture assumes a linear way of thinking is the most effective and the most true...

Anonymous's picture

Well I guess I have to reveal that we were all making fun of the many surveys that are done and that are not quite useful or maybe a bit not culturally appropriate...It is based on a real survey, same questions exactly, but people are acting...creating their own characters.

Anonymous's picture

 Curious. The people in this video were told repeatedly that their responses were confidential. Did they give permission for this to go viral? If not, why is it? If so, it might be important to add that note.

Anonymous's picture
I think this film is a satire, and not actual research. My take is that it is meant to illustrate the inability of psychometric testing (and other instruments and research methods developed from a dominant culture's perspective) to appreciate and capture the dynamic ways of describing and accounting for life in non-Western societies. And funny too.. Nathaniel
Anonymous's picture

That'S is exactly right Nathaniel!  Marie Helene, producer, director

Anonymous's picture

Thank you for sharing this research.  It was insightful.  It was also encouraging.  As a Native American who is in graduate school, I often get told that I am "difficult" because I see questions from so many angles that other students don't.  I appreciate seeing that other people are the same.  I am often told by professors, that I bring a lot of insight into the academic conversations, which enriches the learning of other students and the faculity as well.  I have been enlightened by these participants and the way that they view the world.  Thank you again. 

Anonymous's picture

Its "often" difficult to describe how people behave in one word because sometimes they do the thing, but when they behave in the opposite way it's for a completely different reason. I enjoyed seeing these conversations each time someone wasn't quite sure how to answer. Blessings to the Charlie Pisuk family!

Anonymous's picture

 Oh I love this...so funny and insightful!  Thank you for making my afternoon....Many hugs to the family of Charlie Pisuk!!

 

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