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: Rebecca Anaviapik-Soucie
Segment 1: Uvagut Band, from Iqaluit, entertains the crowd with their original music.
Segment 2: Martha Qauriniq Akumalik, from Pond Inlet, tells a comical story from her early years, when the supply ship would arrive to their community.
Segment 3: Susan Singuri, talks about the hardships her family experienced in her early years when they lived on the land. The family were in danger of starving as the weather often prevented the men from hunting. She would go hunting for ptarmigan and rabbits to help feed her family.
Segment 4: Timothy Kadluk, from Pond Inlet, talks about the importance of relationship terminology and family structure.
Segment 5: Square dance 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.