Program: Ilinniq (Learning) is a series of mini documentaries profiling some of the most interesting people who live in Nunavut. The series is targeted towards a general audience. Ilinniq features a range of people from politicians to elders to authors to actors. Each episode explores the accomplishments, the obstacles and the passion behind these fascinating individuals. The series also features mini profiles of people in addition to the main subject. This series, through its travel to various communities, ensures the widest possible inclusion of the Nunavut communities and their unique dialects.
Producer: Igloolik Inuit Broadcasting, Nunavut
Host: Nater Ungalaaq
Interviewer: Ike Ungalaaq
Segment 1: Alain Iyerak talks about proper safety precautions when going hunting including, bringing extra supplies, gear and proper clothing in case of emergencies and notifying family members details location and time they intend to be gone in case search and rescue needs to be notified. Daniel Qattalik talks about the importance of remaining in one location if your snowmobile breaks down. Paul Kunuk talks about making shelter at point of snowmobile breakdown and using snowdrifts and stars for navigation. Peter Awa talks about huing in pairs with two or more snowmobiles in case of emergencies.
Segment 2: Therese Qilaq Ijjangiaq talks about the use and tending of the seal oil lamp, or qulliq.
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.