Qujalippara tanna innauvut, ummatiga attutijut, suqaimat uqammat sulijut. I thank this elder of ours, she has touched my heart, fore what she has spoken is the truth. It is true that we, the current elders and parents of this generation of Inuit need to intigrate certain traditional knowledge in order to truly continue the ongoing efforts to assist our own people to stand up with inner pride. By doing so, we teach those around us what it means to be truly human. Though I have not had the honour of interacting with our elder from Nunatsiavut, Mary Adams, I am glad to have the opportunity to watch this video clip of her heart felt words, very true words. Though I may not be an Elder, yet, I would like to share this bit of knowledge. There is a book that speaks of a great role we (The Eskimos) have in this world of fellow human-beings. It says something to the fact that when we embrace the word of the Great Creator, its effect would be world encompassing. It is through Mary Adams' heart-felt words in this video, that which I feel the word of the Great Creator has been shared. I appreciate Isuma and the Inuit members of NAHO for sharing this video. Although many of you may not like the fact I used the term (Eskimo), it is the term that is used in this book I had read, because that was the term used by the author during that time period in human history. The more we share such videos with our youth, the more it will be understood of the generations of Inuit who came before us (the present generation) and by those who will come after us. We should not be ashamed to share the good teachings that our angakuts passed on and we should not be afraid to share the spiritual drum songs known long ago.
James (Turngaluk) from Nunavut
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