Essays

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Isuma Is a Cumulative Effort

by asinnajaq ᐊᓯᓐᓇᐃᔭᖅ, May 2019

In the 1970s Igloolik was the last town in its region to get a cable television connection. The town voted, twice, against having cable TV brought into their homes. It might seem that access to cable TV is an easy choice, and one could even ask, Why bother fighting it, the “idiot box”? But the residents of Igloolik, and all over Inuit Nunangat, were experiencing huge shifts in their ways of living. They were constantly learning to live differently, and these cumulative changes made their day-to-day human experience much different than ever before. With very not-Inuk stories on cable TV, why should Inuit have been expected to accept it with open hands? How well would children who grew up with television be able to connect to Inuit culture?

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Isuma South (English)

by Gabriela Gámez, June 2019 

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Isuma’s Practice and the Concept of Time (English)

By Josée Drouin-Brisebois, July 2019

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An essay on Isuma’s practice (English)

By Catherine Crowston, August 2019

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An essay on Inuit Relocation (English)

By Heather Igloliorte, September 2019

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Isuma’s school of media art as unique pedagogy with artistic and political agency (English)

By Barbara Fischer, October 2019

 

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