Program name: Qaujisaut
Qaujisaut (To See, To Find Out) was a program directed mainly toward Inuit youth facing hard choices - caught between two cultures. It is entertaining, fast and fun. Up and coming young musical talent was promoted on Qaujisaut. Qaujisaut taught young people important life skills as well as touching on timely health issues and covering stories important to youth. Qaujisaut was interactive – some had contest segments and a write-in/email segment. Qaujisaut was a half-hour program for the 13 to 15 year old age group. Qaujisaut was produced in Iqaluit with segments also being provided by our other centres.
Host: Noah Papatsie
Producer: Iqaluit – Inuit Broadcasting Corporation
Segment 1: Men go boating and seal hunting. An accordion player plays music in the background.
Camera: Sam Irkilik
Host: Sandy Irsigak
Segment 2: Rebecca Twyee from Rankin Inlet goes to Gjoa Haven to meet her relatives.
Location: Inukjuak, Quebec
Segment 3: In 1994, Inukjuak, Quebec had a music festival where some women sing on stage for the crowd.
Segment 4: Elder Felix Alagalak talks about the dangers of ice forming in the fall. This is a good educational video about hunting on the sea ice. It shows how a harpoon should be used to test the formation of ice.
Location: Rankin Inlet
Segment 5: Billy Twyee asks the people of Rankin Inlet where the capital of Nunavut should be.
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.