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IsumaTV Nunavut Independent Inuit Broadcasting

by Nunavut Independent Television Network (NITV) and Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC)

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Today's IsumaTV Guide to 24-hour Inuktut Television: September 9, 2020

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TV Guide

  • Elders' Morning (4:00–9:00am)

    04h 00 Channel 51 Igloolik (Trailer): Celebrating 30 Years of Inuit Video Art

    Source: NITV

    NITV: Channel 51 Igloolik (Trailer): Celebrating 30 Years of Inuit Video Art (6 mins), NITV, ISUMA, ARNAIT, ARTCIQ 2016. Inuktut w/English s-t.

    Trailer of 30 years of video productions from Igloolik filmmakers since 1980s, from NITV Igloolik Community TV Channel 51.

    Duration: 5mn 55s

  • 04h 05 Pituqait: Peter Irnirq

    Source: IBC

    IBC: Pituqait: Peter Irniq (17 mins) Inuit Broadcasting Corporation 2019, Interviewer Henry Naudlaq. Inuktitut no subtitles.

    Peter Irniq talks with Henry Naudlaq about growing up on the land and his time as an MLA with the NWT and Nunavut governments.

    Duration: 17mn 39s

  • 04h 23 Kingulliit: The Next Generation (Part 1)

    Source: ISUMA

    ISUMA: Kingulliit The Next Generation (Part 1) Unikkaat Sivunittinnit, Messages from the Past (60 mins), Igloolik Isuma Productions 1992, Kingulliit Productions 2012, Co-directors Zacharias Kunuk and Paul Quassa, Editor Carol Kunnuk, Videography Norman Cohn. Inuktut no sub-titles.

    In 1991, Igloolik Isuma Productions gathered 13 Igloolik elders for a week of discussion, to choose and then record 24 traditional ajaja songs considered most important to preserve for the future: where did the songs come from, how where they made and how have they been passed down generation to generation? Each elder remembers their own family’s ajaja songs and explains how they were created by poets taking their words from their life experiences. The video includes priceless footage of these elders singing and drumming the songs. The process also allowed Isuma to publish a full CD of the selected songs and to use and preserve many of them in Isuma's films over the next twenty-five years. Order the full CD of Unikaat Sivunittinnit (Messages from the Past) contact info@isuma.tv.

    Duration: 1h 0mn

  • 05h 24 BL - 30 Funny Stories

    Source: IBC

    IBC: Funny Stories, Baker Lake (26 mins), Inuit Broadcasting Corporation, Baker Lake, Host William Noah. Inuktut no subtitles.

    Funny Stories from Baker Lake, Segment 1: Thomas Suvaaraq and Leo Qijuarjuk talk about funny stories.

    Duration: 25mn 52s

  • 05h 49 Nunavut (Our Land) Episode 1: Qimuksik (Dog Team)

    Source: ISUMA

    ISUMA: Nunavut (Our Land) Episode 1: Qimuksik (Dog Team) (29 mins) Igloolik Isuma Productions 1995, Producers Zacharias Kunuk, Pauloosie Qulitalik, Norman Cohn. Inuktut w/English s-t.

    The 13-part Nunavut (Our Land) series follows five fictional families through the different seasons of an Arctic year, from spring to a uniquely Inuit Christmas Day. In Qimuksik (Dog Team) one family travels in the immense and beautiful arctic during spring. Inuaraq teaches his young son how to survive in the old way: driving the dogs, building the igloo, catching seals on the open water, running down caribou to feed the family.                

    Duration: 28mn 52s

  • 06h 18 Piujuk and Angutautuq

    Source: ARNAIT

    ARNAIT: Piujuk and Angutautuq (27 mins), Arnait Video Productions 1994, Producers Madeline Ivalu, Susan Avingaq, Mary Kunuk and Marie-helene Cousineau. Inuktut w/English s-t. 

    This video is a portrait of two women from Igloolik: Madeline Ivalu (Piujuq) and Susan Avingaq (Angutautuq). Piujuq translates as "pretty face" and Angutautuk as "strong young man". It contains images of both women from the past six years, engaging in community events. They perform many traditional songs. Computer illustrations created by artist Mary Kunuk are an integral part of the video.

    Duration: 27mn 10s

  • 06h 46 Nunavut (Our Land) Episode 2: Avaja

    Source: ISUMA

    ISUMA: Nunavut (Our Land) Episode 2: Avaja (29 mins) Igloolik Isuma Productions 1995, Producers Zacharias Kunuk, Pauloosie Qulitalik, Norman Cohn. Inuktut w/English s-t.

    Inuaraq's family finally arrives at Avaja to a warm welcome. Yet, many changes have taken place. On the hill above the tents, they now find a wooden church and a priest. Sharing the fresh caribou feast, telling stories, Inuit are interrupted by the bell ringing. Inside the church the sermon is clear: Paul 4:22, 'Turn away from your old way of life.'

    Duration: 28mn 50s

  • 07h 14 Inuit Midwives, Interview with Hannah Uyarak

    Source: ARNAIT

    ARNAIT: Inuit Midwives, Interview with Hannah Uyarak (52 mins), Arnait Video Productions 1991. At Igloolik Point, Interview by Madeline Ivalu, Camera Marie-helene Cousineau. Inuktut no subtitles.

    This channel is dedicated to the wonderful work of Inuit midwives. Interviews with traditional midwives from Igloolik done in 1991, rescued from 8mm video recording (so sorry for the technical quality) are here in their original Inuktitut version. Separate English transcripts are also available on this channel for each of the interviews. English transcript available here.

    Duration: 51mn 45s

  • 08h 06 Ataguttaluk - A Life to Live For

    Source: ISUMA

    NITV: Ataguttaluk - A Life to Live For (37 mins), Kingulliit Productions 2019, Director Carol Kunnuk. Inuktut w/English s-t.

    Mixing historical photos, contemporary footage, and recreated scenes, this experimental documentary tells the story of a woman who survived a terrible starvation to become one of the most important residents of Igloolik.

    Duration: 37mn 36s

  • 08h 44 04754IG-AMI-89-__-INUK

    Source: IBC

    IBC: Amittuqmiut, Halloween costume contest, (28 mins), Inuit Broadcasting Corporation, Igloolik 1989, Host Simon Quasa. Inuktut no subtitles.

    Residents of Igloolik hold annual Halloween costume contest, Elders talk about spirits.

    Duration: 28mn 54s

  • Inuktut Learning (9:00–Noon)

    09h 13 Kitikmeot Heritage: Elders Examine Tools and Harpoons

    Source: KITIKMEOT TV

    KITIKMEOT TV: Kitikmeot Heritage: Elders Examine Tools and Harpoons (12 mins), Kitikmeot Heritage Society 2012. Inuktut and English.

    The Elders of the Kitikmeot examine and comment on photographs of artifacts contained in the British Museum collection.

    Duration: 12mn 5s

  • 09h 25 Takuginai S 10 Ep 7

    Source: IBC

    IBC: Takuginai S 10 Ep 7, (28 mins), Inuit Broadcasting Corporation 1994. Inuktut no subtitles.

    Takuginai is the premiere Aboriginal language program in North America directed at children. The series features the likes of "Johnny" the lemming and other locally made puppets and young hosts. Takuginai educates Inuit children with cultural values such as respect for elders, sharing and patience and having fun in the process. Takuginai also teaches Inuktitut numbers and syllabics. Takuginai was created for the five to seven year-old age group however the show is enjoyed by people of all ages.

    Duration: 28mn 52s

  • 09h 54 ᓛᓚ ᖃᓂᒪᔪᖅ - Lala's Sick Day

    Source: IBC

     IBC: Takuginai Web Series ᓛᓚ ᖃᓂᒪᒻᒪᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖅᓯᒪᒋᐊᖃᕋᒥ ᑖᒧᓯᐅᑉ ᓇᔪᖅᓯᖅᐹ. Lala's Sick Day (15 mins), Inuit Broadcasting Corporation 2019. Inuktut no subtitles.

    Lala is sick with a cold so Thomasie stays home to look after her.

    Duration: 15mn 14s

  • 10h 09 Anaana's Tent S01E01 Fishing | ᐊᓈᓇᐅᑉ ᑐᐱᖕᒐ S01E01 ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᖅᑐᖅ

    Source: TAQQUT

    TAQQUT: Anaana's Tent S01E01 Fishing | ᐊᓈᓇᐅᑉ ᑐᐱᖕᒐ S01E01 ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᖅᑐᖅ (22 mins), Taqqut Productions 2017. Inuktut no subtitles.

    Welcome to Anaana’s Tent! Today, host Rita Claire arrives at her family’s tent and learns how important fishing is in Inuit culture. Celina Kalluk stops by to sing a song, and we read the book Fishing with Grandma.
    ᑐᖖᒐᓱᒋᑦ ᐊᓈᓇᐅᑉ ᑐᐱᖕᒐᓄᑦ! ᐅᓪᓗᒥ, ᐅᖃᖅᑎ ᐃᑦᑐᐊᖕᒐ ᐃᓚᖕᒋᓪᓗ ᑎᑭᑦᑐᑦ ᑐᐱᖕᒐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖕᒐᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖕᒋᓐᓂᒃ, ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᕐᒥ ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᖃᑎᒋᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᓈᓇᑦᓯᐊᖅ.

    Duration: 22mn 20s

  • 10h 31 Qaujimaviit? Ep 1, Tiituriit?

    Source: ISUMA

    ISUMA: Qaujimaviit? Episode 1, Tiituriit? (2 mins), Igloolik Isuma Productions 2009, Host Peter Irniq. Inuktut no subtitles.

    Qaujimaviit? is a series of short videos for learning or improving Inuktut language skills with Elder Peter Irniq. 

    Duration: 2mn 5s

  • 10h 33 Qaujimaviit? Ep 9, Food

    Source: ISUMA

    ISUMA: Qaujimaviit? Episode 9, Food (2 mins) Igloolik Isuma Productions 2009, Host Peter Irniq. Inuktut and English.

    Qaujimaviit? is a series of short videos for learning or improving Inuktut language skills with Elder Peter Irniq.

    Duration: 1mn 20s

  • 10h 35 07027OT_Qaujisaut_1980

    Source: IBC

    IBC: Qaujisaut, Cooking with Janet (20 mins), Baker Lake Adult Education Producer: Baker Lake – Inuit Broadcasting Corporation 1980, John Tapatai, William Scottie, Host Janet Tagoona. Inuktut no subtitles.

    First Inuktut cooking show. Segment 1: Janet Tagoona shows how to cook caribou stew.

    Duration: 17mn 3s

  • 10h 52 Speaking Inuktittut

    Source: KITIKMEOT TV

    KITIKMEOT TV: Speaking Inuktitut (3 mins), Taloyoak Community TV 2014.

    Netsilik School Students Project. Syllabics.

    Duration: 2mn 28s

  • 10h 54 Traditional children's stories and songs

    Source: NITV

    NITV: Traditional children's stories and songs (32 mins), NITV production 2020, Host Lucy Tulugarjuk. Inuktut no subtitles.

    Lucy Tulugarjuk shares traditional songs and stories in our Montréal office. 

    Duration: 32mn 10s

  • 11h 26 Inuit Tuttarvingat TV Show - Youth Coping Chapter 3

    Source: IBC

    IBC: Inuit Tuttarvingat TV Show - Youth Coping Chapter 3 (42 mins), Inuit Tuttarvingat, National Aboriginal Health Organization NAHO 2009. Inuktitut w/English s-t.

    Call-in TV show. Inuit Tuttarvingat collects and shares information and knowledge on a wide range of health and wellness issues of concern to Inuit. We are part of the National Aboriginal Health Organization.

    Duration: 41mn 41s

  • News + Variety (Noon–2:00pm)

    12h 08 Nunagijavut: NTI President Aluki Kotierk Inuktitut Interview

    Source: NITV

    NITV: Nunagijavut, NTI President Aluki Kotierk Inuktitut Interview (13 mins), NITV live productions 2020, Host Lucy Tulugarjuk. Inuktut no subtitles.

    Lucy Tulugarjuk interviews Aluki Kotierk about NTI's role in the Phase Two Mary River Mine Technical Hearings. ᓘᓯ ᑐᓗᒑᕐᔪᒃ ᐊᐱᕐᓱᕐᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕘᑦ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᓗᑭ ᑰᑦᑎᖅ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᕐᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕘᑦ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐹᕕᓐᓛᓐᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᒃᑕᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ.

    Duration: 12mn 51s

  • 12h 21 Show Me on the Map Episode 1, A Changing World

    Source: ARNAIT

    ARNAIT: Show Me on the Map Episode 1, A Changing World (36 mins), Arnait Video Productions 2010, Directed by Marie-Hélène Cousineau in collaboration with Carol Kunnuk. Inuktut and English.

    On Baffin Island, two mountains of ore will be cut down at Mary River. Some residents of Igloolik react to this development : they worry that this industrial development will destroy their environment and the marine mammals as well as their culture and hunting life style. Show me on the Map let Aboriginal citizens voice their concerns and expose their points of view about mining industry development on their territories.

    Duration: 36mn 14s

  • 12h 57 Nothern Haze: Living the Dream

    Source: ARTCIRQ

    ARTCIRQ: Nothern Haze: Living the Dream (36 mins), Artcirq Productions 2011, Director Derek Aqqiaruq. Inuktut w/English s-t.

    Rocking the North hard and heavy since 1977, “Northern Haze: Living the Dream” tells the story of the first known Inuit Rock Band to sing in their native tongue.

    Duration: 36mn 32s

  • 13h 34 Kivitoo - What they thought of us?

    Source: ISUMA

    NITV: Hunting With My Ancestors Episode 4: Kivitoo - What they thought of us? (43 mins), Kingulliit Productions 2018, Director Zacharias Kunuk. Inuktut w/English s-t.

    In 1963 families living on the land at Kivitoo were relocated by RCMP to Qikiqtarjuaq, a town 50 km to the south, with the promise they could return, only to return to find their homes bulldozed and belongings destroyed. Combining archival footage and interviews on the land with David Poisey, who experienced the relocation as a child, Zach learns more about this heartbreaking and shocking story, one that was all too common across the arctic.  

    Duration: 43mn 11s

  • Home Learning (2:00–5:00pm)

    14h 17 04716IG-__-91-__-INUK

    Source: IBC

    IBC: Ammituqmiut (29 mins), Inuit Broadcasting Corporation Igloolik 1991, Host Julie Ivalu. Inuktut no subtitles.

    Segment 1: Cecelia MacCallum, Leah Ivvalu, Marie Kripanik and Rosalie Aqatsiaq are interviewed about how it is to be a working mother. Scenes of a group of women sewing and preparing skins for sewing.

    Duration: 28mn 54s

  • 14h 46 00944RI+Qauji-96-##-Inuk

    Source: IBC

    IBC: Qaujisaut (To See, To Find Out) (29 mins), Inuit Broadcasting Corporation 1996, Inuktut no subtitles.

    Covering stories important to youth. Host: Albert Kimmaliarjuk, Jean Kalluk. Segment 1: Snowmobiles race in Baker Lake. Segment 2: Men go seal hunting in Igloolik in the springtime. Young people are taught about harpoon parts and how to set up a harpoon for hitting a seal through a seal hole in the ice. Segment 3: Brian Nattat, a student, is learning how to work in a garage. His training takes place at Evo Shop, a local business in Rankin Inlet. He talks about what he is doing in the shop. Segment 4: Ambrose Karlik talks about his training as a fire fighter for the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet.

    Duration: 28mn 58s

  • 15h 15 ARTCIRQ: Paniaq advising young artists

    Source: ARTCIRQ

    ARTCIRQ: Paniaq advising young artists (34 mins), Artcirq Productions 2008. Inuktut no subtitles.

    Elder Herve Paniaq advising young artists at the old Igloolik swimming pool in 2008 - telling them about acting, animal sounds, and storytelling.

    Duration: 34mn 25s

  • 15h 49 ᐱ ᐳ ᐸ - Pi Pu Pa

    Source: IBC

    IBC: Takuginai Web Series, ᐱ ᐳ ᐸ - Pi Pu Pa (15 mins), Inuit Broadcasting Corporation 2019. Inuktut no subtitles.

    ᑖᒧᓯᒃᑯ ᓛᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑑᒃ ᓱᓇᕈᓘᔭᕐᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᖓᕐᓂᓕᓐᓂᒃ ᐱ ᐳ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐸ-ᒥᒃ. Thomasie and Lala learn about different things that start with letters ᐱ ᐳ and ᐸ.

    Duration: 15mn 3s

  • 16h 04 Anaana's Tent S01E06 Arctic Plants | ᐊᓈᓇᐅᑉ ᑐᐱᖕᒐ S01E06 ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᕈᖅᑐᑦ

    Source: TAQQUT

    TAQQUT: Anaana's Tent S01E06 Arctic Plants | ᐊᓈᓇᐅᑉ ᑐᐱᖕᒐ S01E06 ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ (22 mins), Taqqut Productions 2017, Inuktut no subtitles.

    Rita Claire and Qimmiq learn all about Arctic plants. Meeka Arnakaq sings the Butterfly song, Zipporah Kalluk teaches how to light a qulliq (an Inuit stone lamp), and we read the book Saila and Betty.
    ᐃᑦᑐᐊᖕᒐ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᕿᒻᒥᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑑᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᕈᖅᑐᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ. ᒦᑲ ᐊᕐᓇᒃᑲᖅ ᐃᖖᒋᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᖖᒋᒐᕐᒥᒃ ᑕᕐᕋᓕᑭᑖᑯᓗᒃ, ᓯᐳᐊᕋ ᑲᓪᓗᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᑯᒻᒪᒃᓴᐃᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᖁᓪᓕᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒍ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᕐᒥᒃ ᓴᐃᓚ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᐊᑎ.

    Duration: 22mn 20s

  • 16h 27 Queen Of The Quest

    Source: ARNAIT

    ARNAIT: Queen Of The Quest (34 mins), Arnait Video Productions, NITV 2010, Director Carol Kunnuk.

    As the first woman to compete in and win the “Nunavut Quest” dog team race, Denise Malliki is a great source of inspiration for many young Inuit women and men as well as a compelling ambassador for our Inuit culture and traditions.

    Duration: 33mn 54s

  • News + Variety (5:00–7:00pm)

    17h 00 Nunavut Gala April 1, 1999, Part 1

    Source: IBC

    IBC: Nunavut Gala April 1, 1999, Part 1 (90 mins), Inuit Broadcasting Corporation, Iqaluit 1999. Inuktut and English.

    Creation of the Dream of Nunavut - This is the celebration of the new Nunavut Territory. Segment 1: Lucy Idlout sings a song about Nunavut.  Segment 2: A very entertaining show on the evening of the opening of the Nunavut Territory. Master of ceremonies: Peter Ittinuar. People in the show: Elisapee Otoovak, Tagak Curley, John Amaroalik, Henry Isuarnik, David Serkoak, Mariam Aglukark, Micheal Kusugak, Natsiq Kango, Mackenzie Delta Drummers and Dancers, Madeline Alakarialak, Quebec throat singers, Etulu Etidlui, Charlie Panigoniak, Simeonie Keenainak, Qaunaq Meekigak, Alicee Joamie, Colin Adjuk, Qaunaq Mikigak, Napatchie Pootoogook.

    Duration: 1h 30mn

  • 18h 31 Silakut Live From the Floe Edge Episode 6, Baseline Before Mining

    Source: NITV

    NITV: Silakut Live From the Floe Edge Episode 6, Baseline Before Mining (56 mins) NITV Live and Kingulliit Productions 2019, Director Zacharias Kunuk. Inuktut w/English s-t.

    Broadcast Live from Qaisut August 21, 2019, guests from Clyde River, Pond Inlet, Arctic Bay and Igloolik tell stories about the Baffin region, how they used to live and what animals they saw and hunted. They talk about the history of the Baffin region before mining started. ᓴᖃᓕᐊᓯ ᑯᓄᒃ ᖃᐃᖁᓯᒪᔭᖏᓪᓗ ᑲᖏᕐᑐᒑᐱᒃᒥᑦ, ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥᑦ, ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᖕᒥᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑲᑕᒃᑐᑦ ᕿᑭᕐᑖᓘᑉ ᒥᒃᓴᓄᑦ, ᖃᓄᕐᓗ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᓚᐅᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᓂᕐᔪᑎᓂᒃᓗ ᑕᑯᕙᓚᐅᕐᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᐸᓚᐅᕐᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃᓗ. ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕐᑐᑦ ᐱᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᕙᓚᐅᕐᑐᓂᒃ ᕿᑭᕐᑖᓗᒃᒥ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖏᑎᓪᓗᒍ.

    Duration: 56mn 56s

  • Family Movies (7:00–Midnight)

    19h 28 Aqtuqsi (The Nightmare)

    Source: ARNAIT

    ARNAIT: Aqtuqsi (The Nightmare) (5 mins), Arnait Video Productions 1996, Director Mary Kunuk. Inuktut no subtitles.

    An aqtuqsi is a dream from which one must wake up, a paralyzing nightmare. “I decided to put my aqtuqsi in video. It’s so interesting because it is not a nightmare or a regular dream: an aqtuqsi is something that can paralyze you when you’re sleeping.”

    Duration: 4mn 42s

  • 19h 33 Nunaqpa (Going Inland)

    Source: ISUMA

    ISUMA: Nunaqpa (Going Inland) (58 mins), Igloolik Isuma Productions 1991, Zacharias Kunuk, Pauloosie Qulitalik, Norman Cohn. Inuktut no subtitles.

    Nunaqpa is the second Isuma recreated fiction, filmed with actors in 1990 recreating a Summer caribou hunt in the 1930's. For Igloolik Inuit, it is the time of Nunaqpa, 'going inland,' the long walk in search of summer-fat caribou to catch enough meat for the hard winter ahead. Two families leave for the hunt, while the old couple and grandmother wait by the shore for their return.

    Duration: 58mn 16s

  • 20h 31 Exile Nutaunikut

    Source: NITV

    ISUMA: Exile Nutaunikut (48 mins), Igloolik Isuma Productions, Kunuk Cohn Productions, History Television 2008, Producer Stephane Rituit, Director Zacharias Kunuk. Inuktut w/English s-t.                                                                    

    In 1953, Inuit families were forcibly relocated to the uninhabited and inhospitable high arctic, 1500 kilometres north of their traditional homeland of Nunavik, in northern Québec. The goal of the move was to extend Canadian claims of sovereignty to Ellesmere Island. As a result, Inuit people were forced to endure the pain of families torn apart and many years of hardship. With devastating first-person accounts of survival, the trail of broken promises and shameful practices of the government and the RCMP, this powerful documentary captures the long-standing effects of these events from the perspectives of the people who were forced to endure them.

    Duration: 48mn 16s

  • 21h 20 07454IQ-KIP-99-15-INUK

    Source: IBC

    IBC: Kippinguijautiit (Things to Pass Time By), Rasmus Lyberth Concert (29 mins), Inuit broadcasting Corporation 1999, Host Nanasie Naudla. Inuktut no subtitles.

    Sprecial Segment: Rasmus Lyberth concert singing at the Inuit Circumpolar Conference in Greenland 1999.

    Duration: 28mn 51s

  • 21h 48 Inuit Cree Reconciliation

    Source: ISUMA

    ISUMA: Inuit Cree Reconciliation (46 mins), Kingulliit Productions, NITV 2013, Directors Zacharias Kunuk and Neil Diamond. Inuktut, Cree, English w/English s-t.

    Zacharias Kunuk and Neil Diamond team up to research the events and historical impacts of an 18th century conflict between Inuit and Cree in Northern Québec, and to bring people together finally in 2013.

    Duration: 46mn 34s

  • 22h 35 Before Tomorrow

    Source: ISUMA

    ARNAIT: Before Tomorrow (92 mins), Isuma and Arnait Productions 2009. Directors Madeline Ivalu, Marie-helene Cousineau.Inuktut w/English s-t.

    The first feature film written and directed by Igloolik's Arnait Video Productions women's collective, which have been filming Inuit women's stories since 1991. Circa 1840. Two isolated families meet after many years. It is summer; a happy time to celebrate their reunion. Despite the joyful mood, Ningiuq, an old woman of strength and wisdom, cannot stop worrying. Is it the illness of her best friend, Kutuguk, who is preparing to die? Or is it the strange foreign object that Maniq, her favourite grandson, found on the beach? After a successful fishing season, the families decide to dry the winter's catch on a remote island. Ningiuq volunteers to take on this chore. Her faithful grandson Maniq follows her, as does the old Kutuguk. As the cold of fall begins the three wait in vain for the hunters to return. When the first snow falls Ningiuq decides to return to the main camp with Maniq to see what has happened to the others.

    Duration: 1h 32mn

  • Late Night (Midnight–4:00am)

    00h 07 407

    Source: ARTCIRQ

    ARTCIRQ: 407 (9 mins), Artcirq, Igloolik Isuma, NITV productions 2006, Director Bruce Haulli. Inuktut w/English s-t.

    407 is the first short film made by the Igloolik youth group Inuusiq, which later became Artcirq, started to combat youth suicide through media and circus arts. 407 highlights the importance, in a small Arctic community, of simply saying "hello" to those we meet on the streets. This could change or even save a life.

    Duration: 8mn 48s

  • 00h 16 ᐊᒑᖅᑐᖅ Agaaqtoq


    ARVIAT TV: ᐊᒑᖅᑐᖅ Agaaqtoq (34 mins), Arviat Community TV, Alianait Festival 2020. Inuktut no subtitles.

    ᐊᒑᖅᑐᖅ Agaaqtoq performs a concert in 'a little iglu' near Arviat.

    Duration: 34mn 48s

  • 00h 51 NIRB Baffinland Hearings, Iqaluit Day 5 (PM) November 6, 2019

    Source: NITV

    NITV: NIRB Baffinland Hearings, Iqaluit Day 5 (PM) November 6, 2019, Nunavut Impact Review Board environmental assessment of Baffinland Iron Mine's Mary River Phase 2 proposal (live webcast 3 hours), NITV, Kingulliit Productions 2019. Inuktut and English, simultaneous translation. 

    Final Session, NTI President Aluk Kotierk says Inuit do not have enough information to proceed in these hearings and asks NIRB to postpone the Hearings for 8-12 months. Hearings are adjourned.

    Duration: 3h 18mn

  • 04h 10 Testimony, Lazarie Otak

    Source: ISUMA

    ISUMA: Testimony, Lazarie Otak (80 mins), Igloolik Isuma Productions, NITV 2007, Interviewer Peter Irniq, Camera Zacharias Kunuk. Inuktut w/ English transcript.

    Testimonies by Residential School Survivors, life histories and school experiences. Lazarie Otak, Igloolik.

    Duration: 1h 20mn


    Source: ISUMA

    ISUMA: Maliglutit (Searchers) (100 mins), Kingulliit Productions, NITV 2016, Director Zacharias Kunuk, Natar Ungalaaq. Inuktut w/English s-t.

    Nunavut, circa 1913. Kuanana returns from a caribou hunt to discover his wife and daughter kidnapped, and the rest of his family slaughtered. His father's spirit helper, the loon Kallulik, sets him on course to overturn fate and reunite his family. A northern western.

    Duration: 1h 34mn

  • 07h 05 Silakut Live From the Floe Edge Episode 9, Celebration of Music

    Source: NITV

    NITV: Silakut Live From the Floe Edge Episode 9, Celebration of Music, Northern Haze (75 mins), NITV Live and Kingulliit Productions 2019, Director Zacharias Kunuk, Hosts Paul Quassa and Lucy Tulugarjuk. Inuktut and English.

    Silakut's Celebration of Music live show August 15, 2019, is the first ever live broadcast concert from Igloolik. In the first part of the concert, the iconic heavy metal band Northern Haze performed, followed by George Kakayuk from Salluit Band. ᑕᓐᓇ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑲᐅᑎᒋᔪᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᕐᐹᖑᓚᐅᕐᑐᖅ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑲᐅᑎᒋᓪᓗᓂ ᓂᔾᔭᐅᓯᔭᕐᑐᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᕐᐹᖓᓂ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᖁᖏᐊᕐᑎᑦᑎᔪᑦ, ᐃᓕᓴᕆᐅᒪᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓂᐱᖁᕐᑐᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᖏᕐᑎᑦ ᓄᐊᑐᓐ ᕼᐊᐃᔾ ᓂᔾᔭᐅᓯᔭᓚᐅᕐᑐᑦ, ᑭᖑᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᔪᐊᔨ ᑲᑲᔪᒃ ᓴᓪᓗᐃᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᑎᖏᓐᓂᑦ.

    Duration: 1h 15mn

  • 08h 21 Ep. 1 "ᐊᑭᒋᖅ ᖃᐅᓗᑖᕐᓗ" - Ptarmigan and Snow Bunting

    Source: ISUMA

    ISUMA: Innarijatini Unikatuat (Stories of Our Elders) Episode 1:  ᐊᑭᒋᖅ ᖃᐅᓗᑖᕐᓗ" - Ptarmigan and Snow Bunting (6 mins), Producers JerryCo Animation and Kingulliit Productions 2016. Inuktut no subtitles.

    ᖃᓄᐃᒪᑦ ᐊᕿᒌᑦ ᐃᔨᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᐸᓗᒪᖓᑕ, ᐳᕕᐊᖃᒪᖓᑕᓗ ᓂᕿᖃᕕᖏᓂᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᐅᖏᑦ ᓴᐅᓂᖃᒪᖔᑕ. Why ptarmigan have red eyes, a little pouch to store their food, and legs like drumsticks.

    Duration: 5mn 29s

Programming Partners

  • NITV

    uploaded by: IsumaTV

    Founded in 1991 in Igloolik, NITV (Nunavut Independent Television Network, formerly called Tarriaksuk Video Centre) is Canada's first artist-run media centre in a remote Inuit community, adapting Inuit oral traditions to modern media technologies.… Read more

    uploaded date: 31-08-2020

  • IBC

    uploaded by: IsumaTV

    The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation provides a window to the Arctic by producing award-winning television programming by Inuit, for Inuit. Created in the late 1970's, IBC is, indeed, Nunavut’s public producer. IBC does not produce the regular fare of TV sitcoms and talk shows.… Read more

    uploaded date: 31-08-2020


    uploaded by: IsumaTV

    ISUMA, meaning ‘to think,’ is a collective of Inuit-owned related companies based since 1990 in Igloolik, Nunavut with a southern office in Montreal. In January 1990 four partners Zacharias Kunuk, Paul Apak, Pauloosie Qulitalik and Norman Cohn incorporated Igloolik Isuma Productions Inc.… Read more

    uploaded date: 31-08-2020


    uploaded by: IsumaTV

    The women of Arnait have found that building connections to our traditions and, thereby, with the lives of our ancestors, gives shape and vitality to the lives we are leading and to the whole of the world we are sharing. Our inspiration is rooted in the past and blossoms in the present – to shine as an example for those around us.… Read more

    uploaded date: 31-08-2020


    uploaded by: IsumaTV

    Taqqut Productions Inc. is an Inuit-owned film production company. Its head office is located in Iqaluit, Nunavut. While primarily a film production company, Taqqut also provides other project production services, such as web design, marketing, and technical writing.… Read more

    uploaded date: 31-08-2020


    uploaded by: IsumaTV

    Artcirq is an Inuit artistic collective based in Igloolik, Nunavut.

    Founded in 1998 to combat youth suicide with artistic opportunity, Artcirq has evolved into a community-based circus and multimedia organization, allowing northern and southern artists to bridge and meet in a meaningful and creative way.

    Read more

    uploaded date: 31-08-2020


    uploaded by: IsumaTV

    Arviat TV channel is created by Arviat Tarralijaarvik Film Society. NITV Community TV Channel in Arviat broadcasts local programming.

    Read more

    uploaded date: 31-08-2020


    uploaded by: IsumaTV

    The Kitikmeot Heritage Society is located in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. The Kitkmeot Inuit Association Department of Social and Cultural Development is responsible for planning, developing and managing KIA programs and services that enhance Inuit Culture, Language and wellness.… Read more

    uploaded date: 31-08-2020