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  • Character Bios

    by: Edge of Knife

    channel: Edge of Knife

    All characters are Haida and will speak in either Skidegate or Massett Haida.

    S indicates speaker of Skidegate dialect
    N indicates speaker of Massett dialect

    **We would happily cast families as a whole. Please let us know if you and your family would like to audition together.



  • San Martin

    by: marco laine

    channel: marco laine

    Yo naci en una pekeña cumunidad,  y tenemos comunidades muy grandes q miden fuerza, pero seguimos en pie de guerra acontra todos...  San Martin es San martin.  


  • Stories of Our Elders

    by: Gabriela Gamez

    channel: Time Machine

    Stories of Our Elders

    Is an Animated Inuit Series created by Zacharias Kunuk (Igloolik) and Jerry Thevenet (Montreal). Produced by Kingulliit Productions (Nunavut) and JerryCo Animation (Montreal).

    Mixing 2D animation with live-action footage to depict the oral history of Canada's Inuit people. Recounted in Inuktitut, in the words of our Inuit Elders, the series portrays the characters, myths and legends that are meaningful to us.

    Inuit culture and history has been recorded through the spoken word for thousands of years. Our traditions, beliefs and way of life have been passed from one generation to the next through storytelling.

    With many of our Elders now reaching the 'prime' of their life, it is important that we capture and preserve these stories so that we can pass them on to our children. Our language, stories and mythical spirituality are what make us who we are – A vibrant, socially active and caring people.

    We have much to offer the rest of the world. Through The Stories of Our Elders we hope to give the world a glimpse into the Inuit way of life and hopefully enrich their lives as much as these stories have enriched ours.

    A glimpse on some of the stories and their messages

    Arnaaluk, The Giant Woman

    Why something that seems big to you, may seem small to someone else.

    Anarteq, The Man who became a Fish

    Why you should not act foolishly when hunting or fishing.

    Imarasugssuaq, The Man who Ate his Wives

    Why you should not play tricks on others.

    From Stories of Our Elders


  • The Book

    by: Gabriela Gamez

    channel: Time Machine

    The Time Machine Book

    Time Machine is a project to make Inuit comic stories using computers, iPods or any mobile device, on the web. Elders and youth share stories and turn them into comics. When finished, a comic book is printed so everyone can share with friends, family, and people around the world!

    You will be an author! We would be grateful for the chance to use your story in this comic book anthology.


  • Inuit Culture

    by: Gabriela Gamez

    channel: Time Machine

    For over 4,000 years Inuit have lived in the Arctic regions of what is now Alaska, Canada, and Greenland. We used to live in large families and small groups, following animal migrations (seals, whale, caribou, walrus muskox, fish and birds).

    In the winter we lived in igloos, and in summer we lived in animal skin tents and large sod houses. Passing down our knowledge and history through oral storytelling, we were experts in surviving one of the world’s harshest climates. Everyone in the group had an important role to play. It was in the 1700s that our traditional life began to change. European whalers came, and we traded goods with them. But the whalers hunted the whales almost to extinction, and gave us deadly diseases like measles and tuberculosis.

    In the 1800s and 1900s the Hudson’s Bay Company arrived. We hunted and trapped to trade for money and goods such as guns and other metal tools, tobacco, cloth, and other commodities.

    During this time we still lived on the land, until the 1940s when the Canadian government started forcing Inuit to move into towns. Many people’s sled dogs were killed to force them to live in town. Many children were sent to residential schools, far away from their families. The government did these things to try and assimilate us into “mainstream” Canadian society.

    Within four generations we went from living self-reliantly on the land, subsisting solely on our local resources, to living in modern communities with television and Internet.

    These rapid changes have not come without social and cultural challenges, but we have always taken pride in our ability to adapt to new situations.Today there are approximately 60,000 Inuit living in Canada. The Inuit of eastern Canada have their own territory, Nunavut, created in 1999.

    Like Indigenous people everywhere, we strive to find ways of balancing our ancestors’ traditions, culture, and language with the realities of what it means to be Indigenous and a citizen of the world in the 21st century.

    For more information about Inuit on

    Inuit Culture Education on IsumaTV – “How We Live

    Nunavut (Our Land) Series

    Arnait Video Productions

    Fast Runner Trilogy


    Issaittuq - Waterproof

    Arviat TV

    Inuit Broadcasting Corporation archives


  • How To

    by: Gabriela Gamez

    channel: Time Machine

    HOW TO

    Using the app on your MOBILE

    Using the app on a COMPUTER

    About Comics

    Comics allow you to say a lot with little space. Look at these one-panel comics for example; with one image and little to no text, you can get a message across to the reader.

    One-panel comics can allow for many interpretations. Everyone will see the message of your story from different perspectives. This is good – because it leads to interesting discussions and exchanges of ideas! A one-panel comic can be a joke, a statement on current affair or politics, or simply an image open to interpretation.


    Think of your story as a film. Each panel should build on the last one to tell your story. Or think of your story as a connect-the-dots game. Each panel is a separate dot; connect them together to make your story. Here is a simple example with a three panel comic:

    To help you think through your story, you can draw or write the scenes you want on paper. Let's say you want to make a comic of how to bake a cake. What images will you need?

    Communicating the message: Ask a friend if they understand what you want to say in your story! Sometimes it is clear in your head, but not to others. If they understand, then you have communicated your message clearly.

    Choosing your images:

    Two important things when choosing or creating an image are shot, and angle.

    Shot: Shot refers to how you frame your character within the larger panel. Usually, you have wide shot, medium shot, and close-up.

    Wide shot

    Medium shot

    Close up

    Angle: When taking your pictures, think of what angle you want to take it at. Angles can completely change how you look at something. It can make something seem scary, impressive, threatening, small, weak, etc. Play with angles when you take pictures.


    Time Machine allows you to make speech bubbles, thought bubbles, as well as captions. Captions are a more common way of telling the story, and they can help explain a scene or situation.

    Remember – an image can sometimes do a better job at communicating an idea than words. As an exercise, try and communicate your message without words. That way your images add to the story without needing to explain it.

    In comics – bubbles can express what your character is thinking.

    Storyboarding consists of coming up with a concept of some kind to organize your story. Break down your stories into scenes. To brainstorm and build up your story – sketch them out with drawings or words. Storyboarding helps give direction to your narrative.

    Here are a few basic example of story formulas:

    Conflict-resolution formula:

    1. Where is the story happening? In my bedroom

    2. Who is in the story? My mom and I

    3. What is the conflict? I lost my key

    4. What is the solution? I cleaned my room but I never found it

    5. What is the result? My mom got angry at me

    Fantasy formula: You can make up stories that are impossible.

    1. Where is the story happening? In my bedroom

    2. Who is in the story? My mom, me, and a little beluga

    3. What is the conflict? I lost my key

    4. What is the solution? The beluga found it

    5. What is the result? My mom gave my beluga a bath, she loves my beluga now

    Interview formula: Interview someone and tell their story in a cartoon.

    1. Choose someone to interview. What do you want to know from them? EX: Choose to interview an elder. What would they do when they were your age? 2. OR Choose something you want to know, and find someone to ask. EX: I want to learn how to bake a cake. I will ask my grandma how she bakes a cake.

    Situation formula: choose an event, or a situation to create a comic around. EX: a concert, a day in your life, a walk, what you like to do after school.


    1. Feelings:

    Good comics express feelings without words. Choose an feeling to tell a story.


    Sadness: My father passed away. Joy: we just received a dog.

    OR choose an emotion (confident, uncertain, frustrated, hurt, mischievous, tired, hungry, happy, scared, brave, angry, distracted, find some more fun ones).

    2. Group Exercise:

    Split into small groups. Choose a film you have all seen and like. Tell the story in 16 panels. Think of storyboarding to help get the story clear. Draw and write in the panels. You can only use one sentence per panel.

    3. Image Exercise:

    Make a story with only one image. Any story you like.

    4. Disappearing panels:

    Comics are a way for you to concentrate your story. For an example – think about what you want to tell your audience, then try and do it in as few panels as possible. For example, start with 6 panels. Then try and tell the same story in 5. Then in 4, and so on until you have only 1. Does your story still work?

    Example: a concert, a day in your life, a walk, what you like to do after school?

    Using the app on a COMPUTER step by step.


  • Press Release

    by: Cara Di Staulo

    channel: Igloolik Radio Online

    Qikiqtaniq Voices: Live Broadcast of QIA Community Engagement Hearings

    Igloolik, November 9th, 2015 – IsumaTV and NITV are pleased to announce the live broadcast of the QIA Community Engagement Tour for Phase II of the Mary River Project.