Program: Program: Kippinguijautiit (Things to Pass Time By): This show entertains the audience with funny and interesting stories on traditional and contemporary Inuit way of life. Kippingujautiit features northern musical talent and coverage of games and special events. Kippinguijautiit was the most popular Inuktitut language program from the audience survey conducted in 1992. Kippinguijautiit is a half-hour program for the 16 to 60 year old age group. Kippingujautiit was produced and packaged in Iqaluit with segments provided by our other production centres. 1985 – 2009 approx.
Producer: Iqaluit Inuit Broadcasting, Nunavut
Host: Maggie Akittiq
Segment 1: Igloolik celebrates the lengthening days with the “Return of the Sun Celebration they call Siqinarut. Activities include drumming, singing and playing games. Daniel Qattalik and Micah Arreak explain the celebration and explain traditional Inuit games.
Segment 2: A choir performs at Inukshuk High School in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation, established in Canada's territory of Nunavut, has been producing Inuit language video, by, for and about Inuit since 1981. This video is from their collection and has been made available on the Internet for your enjoyment through funding provided by the Government of Canada and the Government of Nunavut.