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I am an employee of IsumaTV's project Digital Indigenous Democracy, and love it! I am a passionate human rights activist and computer geek(ette) who tries to use her powers for good as much as possible. I am particularly interested in global indigenous rights, and worked for the West Australian government's project Redress WA, which gave restitution and letters of apology to those abused in state care, primarily members of the Stolen Generation. I am excited to see where IsumaTV will go!See more


  • Gjoa Haven | Uqsuqtuuq | ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᖅ

    uploaded by: GjoaHaven

    Gjoa Haven is a Low Bandwidth High Cost internet community. Internet service is 150 times behind southern Canada in cost-per-MB. To overcome this handicap NITV installs local server Mediaplayers to deliver high speed media to slow speed users, and broadcasts our internet films and videos to home TV.

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    uploaded date: 07-03-2016

  • 55m 29s

    Episode 6: Seal Pup Hunt

    uploaded by: clairelittoncohn

    channel: Seal

    It’s June and time for the spring seal hunt. People travel on the melting sea ice looking for cracks and breathing holes in the 24-hour daylight. Zach follows elder Louis Uttak on a family seal hunt, as he shares his expert hunting knowledge and tells stories of his past life living on the land.  

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    uploaded date: 05-07-2018

  • 32m 40s

    Episode 5: Walrus Hunt

    uploaded by: clairelittoncohn

    channel: Walrus

    Inuit of the Igloolik region have been hunting walrus, incredibly large and sometimes dangerous animals, for thousands of years – caching and fermenting their meat for the long winter ahead. We first follow Zach on a winter hunt, as hunters venture out by snowmobile to the floe edge in search of walrus, and a more common summer hunt by boat.  

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    uploaded date: 05-07-2018

  • 29m 58s

    Episode 3: Dog Team Bear Hunt

    uploaded by: clairelittoncohn

    channel: Bear

    For as long as Inuit remember dogs were essential companions, used for winter transportation, carrying summer packs, assisting with hunts, and protecting camps from bears. From 1950-1975, RCMP and government officials slaughtered dogs across the north, forcing Inuit into sedentary lifestyles.… Read more

    uploaded date: 05-07-2018

  • 30m

    Episode 2: Net Fishing Under the Ice

    uploaded by: clairelittoncohn

    channel: Fishing

    It’s December, one of the darkest and coldest times of the year. Zach follows Igloolik elder Peter Awa on a fish hunting trip, as they cut holes through the thick sea ice in order to set up fish nets – guided solely by the light of their headlamps.  

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    uploaded date: 05-07-2018

  • 49m 51s

    Episode 1: Bowhead Whale Hunt

    uploaded by: clairelittoncohn

    channel: Bowhead Whale

    Inuit have hunted bowhead whales for thousands of years, using stone tools to hunt these 25 ton mammals. In 2016, Igloolik received a tag to harvest a bowhead; Zacharias Kunuk documents this hunt - from the selection of hunting captains and planning

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    uploaded date: 04-07-2018

  • 14m 48s

    K'uyaang (Benjamin Young)

    uploaded by: clairelittoncohn

    channel: Language

    Interview with Dana Moraes and Graham Richard

    'I'm Alaskan Haida.'

    'I have kind of an extensive language background. I've been either learning, documenting and teaching language for a little over a decade.'

    'I'm a functional speaker.'

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    uploaded date: 15-06-2018

  • 20m 15s

    Jaahljuu (Graham Richard)

    uploaded by: clairelittoncohn

    channel: Language

    Interview with Dana Moraes and Graham Richard

    'This particular script came to us very gradually. Very organically.'

    'The script is based, or inspired by, traditional Haida stories.'

    'Our story is definitely fiction but it's based in reality.'

    'We went over and over and over that script so many times.'

    'We consulted a lot.'

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    uploaded date: 14-06-2018

  • 7m 58s

    G_uud Yuwans (Willie Russ)

    uploaded by: clairelittoncohn

    channel: Language

    Interview with Dana Moraes and Graham Richard

    ‘I was born and raised in Skidegate’

    ‘I actually submitted a 50-pages story that I’ve written a long time ago. And that was too long and they wanted me to write something else but I didn’t get a chance to write anything else.’

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    uploaded date: 12-06-2018

  • 16m 14s

    GwaaG_anad (Diane Brown)

    uploaded by: clairelittoncohn

    channel: Language

    Interview with Dana Moraes and Graham Richard

    "What would we do if we couldn't speak Haida and we couldn't talk to our ancestors? That would be the scariest thing. But that will not happen now, I believe whole heartedly with the film and the 12 women that are going to be teachers."

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    uploaded date: 07-06-2018


    uploaded by: David Ertel

    ARTCO "Artisans of Today's Communities" is a project led by Kingulliit Productions and IsumaTV where Inuit and Cree children use new media tools to explore their past and present realities, practice collective action and create a better future.

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    uploaded date: 22-08-2011

  • Claire @ IsumaTV

    uploaded by: clairelittoncohn

    Claire is an employee of IsumaTV and Isuma Productions; she has strong opinions about things, and wants to share them with you.

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    uploaded date: 18-03-2010

  • Digitizing Inuit Media Archives (DIMA)

    uploaded by: DIMA

    Digitizing Inuit Media Archives (DIMA) aims to identify, collect, restore, digitize, compress and upload Inuit media content online.

    The Nunavut Independent Television Network (NITV) in collaboration with IsumaTV will digitize 200 hours of existing, and irreplaceable, Inuit media content, insuring cultural information is not lost.

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    uploaded date: 09-09-2014

  • Igloolik Radio Online

    uploaded by: IgloolikRadio

    Call in

    Share your perspective live via phone or Facebook!


    Comment on our page

    Live streaming schedule 

    10:00 – 13:3006:00 – 09:0013:00 – 18:00
    17:00 – 18:0010:00 – 12:0020:00 – 24:00
    20:00 – 22:00

    13:00 – 18:00

     20:00 – 24:00


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    uploaded date: 03-04-2012

  • Isuma Archives

    uploaded by: IsumaTV

     Igloolik Isuma Productions, Inc. was incorporated in January 1990 as Canada's first Inuit independent production company. Isuma is 75% Inuit-owned. The founding shareholders are Zacharias Kunuk (President), Paul Apak Angilirq (Vice-President), Pauloosie Qulitalik (Chairman), and Norman Cohn (Secretary-Treasurer). Paul Apak passed away in December 1998.… Read more

    uploaded date: 30-10-2015

  • IsumaTV Exclusive

    uploaded by: IsumaTV

    IsumaTV and NITV present an exclusive channel with select films available to view online on IsumaTV. We are collaborating with a wide range of artists and filmmakers and are proud to host these shared works.

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    uploaded date: 16-07-2015

  • RIDS Nepal

    uploaded by: clairelittoncohn

    Tonight, at the Rotaract meeting I went to, I discovered RIDS-Nepal.  They're a nonprofit group that's trying to bring what they call the "Family of Four" to poor Nepali towns: clean water, latrines, smokeless stoves, and indoor lighting.  They've developed and implemented designs for solar hot water heating to increase bathing and get rid of scabies; the… Read more

    uploaded date: 21-04-2010

  • Zacharias Kunuk Archive

    uploaded by: Zacharias Kunuk

    Zacharias Kununk was born in Kapuivik on Baffin Island in Canada, and attended school in Igloolik. He carved and sold soapstone sculptures to afford movie admissions. As his skill improved, he was able to buy cameras, and photographed Inuit hunting scenes.… Read more

    uploaded date: 28-10-2015

  • Canal de TV SERRANA

    uploaded by: TV SERRANA

    es un proyecto comunitario de video y televisión realizado en Cuba, establecido en las montañas de la Sierra Maestra. Plantea un rescate de la cultura local a la vez que refleja los intereses de la comunidad.… Read more

    uploaded date: 18-10-2010