• 31m 17s

    Of Ravens and Children

    uploaded by: maia iotzova

    channel: Arnait Video Productions


    In keeping with the Inuit oral culture,  Of Ravens and Children is a documentary exploring the issues of family, community, self, environment and culture. Children and teens of Igloolik participated in a summer camp where they could openly talk about global issues. 

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    uploaded date: 05-03-2015

  • Raven Parka

    uploaded by: IsumaTV

    channel: Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)

    This parka is worn by the original camp leader and shaman Kumaglak. His murder in the presence of the Evil Shaman, Tungajuaq, sparks the bloody feud between Atanarjuat and Oki's families. The raven feathers sewn on the skin of the parka indicate that the man wearing it is a shaman.

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    uploaded date: 15-10-2009

  • 4m 38s


    uploaded by: kenleslie

    channel: haidawood

    This movie was made as part of the Haidawood Media Project over a two week period in the summer of 2007. Haidawood aims to make short stop motion animated movies with the help of Haida youth, artists, and language teachers, to help promote and teach the Haida language.

    Filmmaker: Ken Leslie

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    uploaded date: 20-03-2008

  • 48m 3s

    Angakkuiit (Shaman Stories)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: NITV (Igloolik community-TV 1995-2007)

    Inuit memories and experiences of shamanism, and oral histories about the last shamans practicing in the region of Igloolik, Nunavut. Interviewees range from young people to elders and politicians, but they all share a belief that things happen, and that shamanism is still a living religion.

    DIRECTOR(S): Paulossie Qulitalik, Zacharias Kunuk

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    uploaded date: 30-12-2003

  • 28m 52s

    Nunavut (Our Land) Episode 1: Qimuksik (Dog Team)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: Exploring Inuit Culture Online

    Qimuksik (Dog Team) is one of the 13-part Nunavut (Our Land) series follows five fictional families through the different seasons of an Arctic year, from the glorious northern spring to a uniquely Inuit Christmas Day. Other programs include contemporary documentaries on whale and polar bear hunting, modern leadership, elders’ advice, and a youth group’s effort to learn circus skills to reduce youth suicide.

    Igloolik, Spring 1945. In Qimuksik (Dog Team) while imparting knowledge to the next generation, 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.                scroll for more info...

    Content summary:

    • Dad teaching his son about survival: navigation, ice thickness
    • Dad being a role model
    • Tracking caribou by examining hoof prints and using the raven’s flight direction and sound
    • Skinning a caribou – special way to do this for clothing (instead of random use)
    • Relationship with the dogs: man and dogs have a very special connection: they work together and one cannot live without the other. The man feeds the dogs and working with dogs has many benefits (unlike a skidoo, dogs don’t run out of gas!). Dogs are useful for polar bear hunting. The dogs know where there is thin ice, know how to avoid danger while travelling. The dogs can find their way home, even during a white-out or blizzard. Jayson Kunnuk

    Filmmaker: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, Paulossie Qulitalik

    Filmmaker Contact: zkunuk@isuma.ca; info@isuma.tv

    Producer: Norman Cohn, Paulossie Qulitalik, Zacharias Kunuk

    Year of Production: 1995

    Distributor Information: Vtape

    Country: Canada

    Region: Igloolik, Nunavut, Canadian Arctic

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    uploaded date: 31-12-1995

  • 28m 55s

    Nunavut (Our Land) Episode 4: Tugaliaq (Ice Blocks)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: Transmediale

    Nunavut (Our Land) TV Series Episode 4. Igloolik, Fall 1945. Even here, news of the terrible world war raging outside makes people frightened and uneasy. They talk of the danger of the unknown future, of shamanistic intervention to protect their culture.

    Filmmaker: Zacharias Kunuk, Paulossie Qulitalik, Norman Cohn

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    uploaded date: 28-12-1995