Isummiqtauniq: Thought Gift

by Krista Ulujuk Zawadski and Ezra Anton Greene, October 2019

Growing up in Igluligaarjuk, on the western shore of Hudson Bay, local radio broadcasts and citizen band (CB) radio provided the soundscapes of my childhood. On the community radio, the Inuktitut music of Anita Issaluk, Charlie Panigoniak, Charlie Adams, and Simon Sigjariaq was interspersed with town announcements and messages between locals. Each household also had a CB radio that helped community members communicate with each other. They were used to communicate between houses and nearby cabins, or with boaters traveling up Chesterfield Inlet, or along the Hudson Bay coastlines for hunting trips. [...]