Ian Mauro

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Dr. Ian Mauro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Winnipeg. He holds a BSc in Environmental Science and PhD in Geography, from University of Manitoba, and was a SSHRC Postdoctoral fellow in Ethnoecology at the University of Victoria. He previously held a Canada Research Chair in Human Dimensions of Environmental Change at Mount Allison University. As both a community-based researcher and filmmaker, Mauro works at the interface between the social and ecological sciences, and is a pioneer of multi-media methodologies, scholarship and education. He uses participatory video to collect, communicate and conserve local and indigenous knowledge, an approach that allows people who live on the land to tell their own stories, in their own language, and within the landscapes where their knowledge has been generated. He was awarded an “Apple Distinguished Educator” award for his approach in 2011. His films - focused on genetically modified crops, sustainable agriculture and climate change - have been translated into numerous languages and screened globally at academic conferences, film festivals and venues such as the United Nations, Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic and the Royal Ontario Museum. He co-directed the influential Inuktitut language documentary Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change (www.isuma.tv/ikcc) with acclaimed Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk and they continue to collaborate on a project focused on industrial development in the Canadian Arctic. Mauro’s most recent research documentary, Climate Change in Atlantic Canada (www.climatechangeatlantic.com), was toured across the region with Dr. David Suzuki. Mauro has spent over a decade living with Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic, hunting and eating country foods, and learning to speak Inuktitut. His ongoing research in the Arctic, Atlantic and Prairie regions of Canada endeavours to help us better listen to the language of the land, and offer the world strategies for healthy human interaction with the biosphere. Dr. Mauro can be contacted at: i [dot] mauro [at] uwinnipeg [dot] caSee more

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  • 59s

    Uqalurait: the snow is speaking

    uploaded by: Ian Mauro

    channel: Ian Mauro's Blog on Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

    Inuit are telling us their climate change stories in their mother tongue - the Inuktitut language. It's important that the elders and hunters are speaking in their own language, given that their teachings are both holistic and detailed, and are best communicated in Inuktitut. Today's story is about uqalurait: the snow drifts shaped like a tongue (see blog photo).

    uploaded date: 23-11-2009

  • 11m 1s

    Silent film on climate change

    uploaded by: Ian Mauro

    channel: Inuusivut

    Check out this amazing silent film called "Speaking out on climate change". In the tradition of Buster Keaton-style black and white slapstick comedy, this piece by Pangnirtung's Julie Alivaktuk brilliantly pokes fun at the very serious issue of climate change and how it affects Arctic ecosystems and Inuit people.

    uploaded date: 22-11-2009

  • 34s

    Unnatural Disaster

    uploaded by: Ian Mauro

    channel: Ian Mauro's Blog on Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

    We've been hearing from Inuit about the Arctic getting warmer. Today's post includes a video upload featuring Alukie Metuq from Pangnirtung. In it, Alukie talks about the intense heat of the past year. No doubt, Pangnirtung is a climate change "hotspot" in the Arctic and has had to deal with a number of related "natural disasters".

    uploaded date: 18-11-2009

  • 1m 23s

    Polar Bears Cannot Be In Danger

    uploaded by: Ian Mauro

    channel: Ian Mauro

    Inuit we've spoken with believe that nanuuit - polar bears - are increasing in abundance. The stories of elders clearly indicate that in the past this great animal was not seen often, but when it was, it was a very special event. In Inuit society, the bear is revered for its intelligence, strength and importance within the foodchain.

    uploaded date: 14-11-2009

  • New insects arriving: A sign of a warming world

    uploaded by: Ian Mauro

    channel: Ian Mauro's Blog on Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

    Zach and I have been editing like madmen. It's quite a process: surfing the footage, finding the pithy quotes, and translating them from Inuktitut to Qallunaatitut. We often have to debate the specific nuances of what is being said to ensure that we communicate concepts properly in English. It's fascinating to work across cultural worlds in this way.

    uploaded date: 13-11-2009

  • Taqqiqirik: Full Moon

    uploaded by: Ian Mauro

    channel: Ian Mauro's Blog on Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

    This past weekend, in the middle of a blizzard, Zacharias and I went to his cabin on one of the nearby bays on this island. We hung out and talked about the Inuit knowledge and climate change research film we are making. When we left, I walked outside ready to hop on the skidoo, and I was blown away by the night sky.

    uploaded date: 10-11-2009

  • The Weather People

    uploaded by: Ian Mauro

    channel: Ian Mauro's Blog on Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

    Ever since my first Arctic trip, I've always been amazed by the ability of Inuit to predict the weather, ensuring that safe travel and adequate country foods are always taken care of. Today, we reviewed an interview with Livie Kullualik - our "captain" on our trip out to Pangnirtung's floe edge this spring - and he told us about "weather reporting". Livie said:

    uploaded date: 06-11-2009

  • The oldest women says: "our beautiful environment is changing"

    uploaded by: Ian Mauro

    channel: Ian Mauro's Blog on Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

    We're working through the interview with Pangnirtung's oldest women, Elisapee Ishulutaq. Although no one knows for sure, Elisapee was born sometime around 1925, giving her over eighty years of experiential wisdom. Elisapee is also a very talented and accomplished artist, working as a printmaker and carver for many years, her work has been featured nationally and internationally.

    uploaded date: 03-11-2009

  • DID working channel

    uploaded by: IsumaTV

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    PRIVATE channel to use as a working space before going public. 

    uploaded date: 03-05-2012

  • Ian Mauro

    uploaded by: Ian Mauro

    Ian Mauro is a forthcoming Canada Research Chair in "human dimensions of environmental change" at Mount Allison University, in New Brunswick. He is both a researcher and filmmaker, with a PhD in environmental science, and his work focuses on hunter, farmer and fisher knowledge regarding environmental change, specifically issues related to food security and global warming.

    uploaded date: 20-01-2009

  • IKCC Rough-Cut (Spring 2010)

    uploaded by: Ian Mauro

    This "behind the scenes" channel allows Isuma to share the 90-minute IKCC rough-cut (completed spring 2010)

    uploaded date: 18-05-2010

  • IKCC Screenings

    uploaded by: IsumaTV

    Book Screenings

    Book screenings, rent or buy copies of Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change from our distributor Vtape. Contact Wanda at +1.416.351.1317 or email wandav@vtape.org.

    uploaded date: 06-12-2010

  • Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

    uploaded by: Ian Mauro

     

    COMMENT or DISCUSS the film

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    BOOK A SCREENING, rent or buy the film from Vtape +1.416.351.1317 email wandav@vtape.org.

    About the film

    Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change had its world premiere October 23, 2010, at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto. The complete film also streamed online simultaneously watched by more than 1500 viewers around the world. Following the film, a Q&A with filmmakers Zacharias Kunuk and Dr. Ian Mauro included live call-in by Skype from viewers from Pond Inlet, New York, Sydney, Australia and other locations.

    Nunavut-based director Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat The Fast Runner) and researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro (Seeds of Change) have teamed up with Inuit communities to document their knowledge and experience regarding climate change. This new documentary, the world’s first Inuktitut language film on the topic, takes the viewer “on the land” with elders and hunters to explore the social and ecological impacts of a warming Arctic. This unforgettable film helps us to appreciate Inuit culture and expertise regarding environmental change and indigenous ways of adapting to it.

    READ MORE
    Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change had its world premiere October 23, 2010, at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto. The complete film also streamed online simultaneously watched by more than 1500 viewers around the world. Following the film, a Q&A with filmmakers Zacharias Kunuk and Dr. Ian Mauro included live call-in by Skype from viewers from Pond Inlet, New York, Sydney, Australia and other locations.

     

    Nunavut-based director Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat The Fast Runner) and researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro (Seeds of Change) have teamed up with Inuit communities to document their knowledge and experience regarding climate change. This new documentary, the world’s first Inuktitut language film on the topic, takes the viewer “on the land” with elders and hunters to explore the social and ecological impacts of a warming Arctic. This unforgettable film helps us to appreciate Inuit culture and expertise regarding environmental change and indigenous ways of adapting to it.

    Exploring centuries of Inuit knowledge, allowing the viewer to learn about climate change first-hand from Arctic residents themselves, the film portrays Inuit as experts regarding their land and wildlife and makes it clear that climate change is a human rights issue affecting this ingenious Indigenous culture. Hear stories about Arctic melting and how Inuit believe that human and animal intelligence are key to adaptability and survival in a warming world.

    Community-based screenings of the film are now being organized across Canada. Stay tuned for more information, new blog posts and videos added to this channel regularly.

    Please feel free to contact us should you like to organize a screening in your area. Email us: isuma@isuma.ca.

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    uploaded date: 29-04-2009

  • More Voices on Inuit Knowledge & Climate Change

    uploaded by: IsumaTV

    Additional Voices on Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change are being uploaded every day to the channel http://www.isuma.tv/ikcc/voices. Some in Inuktitut, others in English.

    More discussion about Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, other related human rights issues, see also IKCC at www.isuma.tv/ikcc

    uploaded date: 14-10-2010

  • National Aboriginal Council of Midwives

    uploaded by: Ian Mauro

    The National Aboriginal Council of Midwives exists to promote excellence in reproductive health care for Inuit, First Nations, and Métis women. We advocate for the restoration of midwifery education, the provision of midwifery services, and choice of birthplace for all Aboriginal communities consistent with the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    uploaded date: 03-05-2012

  • Our Baffinland Atlas

    uploaded by: Ian Mauro

    ABOUT OUR BAFFINLAND

    The Arctic is warming double the global average, decreasing sea ice, making it easier to access and extract mineral and oil resources from the region, and this cumulative climatic and economic change has significant human and environmental health implications for Inuit and their communities. In Nunavut, the proposed Baffinland Iron Mine, at the site of Mary River, is one of the largest industrial developments ever conceived for the Arctic, and will involve year-round shipping of ore across sensitive permafrost, marine ecosystems and regions of cultural significance that have and continue to be used by Inuit. The Our Baffinland project explores Inuit knowledge regarding mining, and shows a walrus and caribou hunting expedition and associated interviews with elders across this landscape. This digital media presentation highlights the complexities of "Arctic Development".

    CREATIVE TEAM

    A production of: Kingulliit Productions Inc.

    Executive Producers: Norman Cohn and Zacharias Kunuk

    Producers: Zacharias Kunuk, Stéphane Rituit, and Ian Mauro.

    Project Managers: Gabriela Gámez, Gillian Robinson and Ian Mauro

    Creative Directors: Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro

    Technology Director and Programmer: John Hodgins

    Designer and Animator: Marc Labelle

    Video and Photography: David Poisey, Jon Frantz, Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro

    Sound: Tobias Haynes

    Editors: Ian Mauro, Jon Frantz, Craig Norris and Carol Kunnuk

    Translators: Carol Kunnuk and Sarah Arnatsiaq

    Research: Ian Mauro

    PARTNERS AND SUPPORT

    uploaded date: 12-09-2013

  • Kingulliit

    uploaded by: Stéphane Rituit

    ᑭᖑᓪᓖᑦ ᐅᖄᕗᖅ ᐃᓄᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓅᓕᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ 1900-ᐄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᕐᖄᕕᓂᖏᓐᓂ 30-ᓂ. ᐊᑦᓯᔭᐅᒪᔪᕕᓃᑦ `ᑭᖑᕚᖑᓕᕐᑐᑦ` ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐹᐅᓐᓂᕋᒥᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᕐᔪᐊᓂ ᓵᑦᓯᓱᑎᒃ ᐊᑦᔨᐅᖏᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᖑᒻᒥᔪᒥᒃ ᐊᓯᑦᔨᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᓐᖏᑑᑉ ᖃᐅᔨᒻᒫᕆᔭᐅᑦᓱᓂᓗ ᓴᓂᐊᓐᓂᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᓕᓂᒻᒪᕆᐅᑦᓱᓂ ᐊᒥᓱᒐᓴᕐᔪᐊᓄᑦ ᑭᒍᕚᕇᕐᑎᑐᓄᑦ ᑌᑦᓱᒪᓐᖓᓂᐊᓗᒃ.

    uploaded date: 04-12-2012

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