Program name: Inukshuk
Producer: Baker Lake – Inuit Broadcasting Corporation
Location: Baker Lake, Nunavut
Host: Sam Itkilik
Segment 1: In 1993, Jacob Ikinilik talks about how to skin a caribou properly for making clothing.
Segment 2: A woman sings a powerful ajaaja song about the status of woman in her day where she notes that they were (sometimes) treated as another female dog.
Segment 3: Barnabus Pirjuaq talks about how the environment was kept clean for the caribou.
Segment 4: Vintage Baker Lake footage showing an elder women singing ajaaja to an elder man’s drum dancing.
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.