Unikaatuatiit (Story Tellers) Series

  • 50m 37s

    Artcirq

    uploaded by: Artcirq

    channel: Artcirq

    Artcirq tells the story of how a group of young circus performers try to teach young Inuit to use circus to find more meaning in life and reject suicide.… Read more

    uploaded date: 20-12-2007

  • 58m 16s

    Nunaqpa (Going Inland) 1991

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: MICH Living Archives

    Second Isuma recreated fiction, 1991. Summer 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 waits by the shore for their return...

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    uploaded date: 29-10-2006

  • 50m 37s

    Artcirq

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: Exploring Inuit Culture Online

    Working and training together over the course of two summers, a group of students from Montreal's National Circus School and local Inuit youth from Igloolik produce a unique circus performance which marries Inuit traditions with classic elements of the Big Top. Written, produced and performed by Isuma's Inuusiq Youth Group.

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    uploaded date: 14-01-2001

  • 51m 23s

    Ajainaa! (Almost!)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

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

    Ajainaa! features Igloolik Elders discussing their views of contemporary Inuit life. Topics include the role of Inuit and "Southern" forms of education, survival strategies (such as how to save a drowning victim), and the differences between camp and settlement life. Written, produced, and performed by Isuma's Uqallangniq Elders Group.

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    uploaded date: 18-11-1994

  • 50m 45s

    Nipi (Voice)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

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

    Rapid change from traditional to modern life in Nunavut, like many post-colonial societies, has concentrated power, wealth and information in a few hands. Nipi examines fundamental questions of democracy, power and change in Nunavut and indirectly in Canada itself: in education, religion, gender, lifestyle, the distribution of economic development and the make-up and inner structure o… Read more

    uploaded date: 02-11-1994

  • 52m 32s

    Arviq! (Bowhead!)

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: MICH Living Archives

    In 1994, fulfilling the dying wish of a respected Elder, a group of Inuit hunters from Igloolik illegally catches a bowhead whale after years of government prohibition. An event which sparks a legal controversy.

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    uploaded date: 11-10-1994

  • 30m 35s

    Saputi (Fish Traps) 1993

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: MICH Living Archives

    Third Isuma recreated fiction, 1993. As summer ends near Igloolik in the 1930's, three families build a saputi to trap fish going upriver for the winter. The days are getting shorter and young people daydream, while waiting for fish to come. But nature is not always predictable....

    Saputi is a part of the Unikaatuatiit (Story Tellers) Series.

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    uploaded date: 28-10-1993

  • 58m 23s

    Qaggiq (Gathering Place) 1988

    uploaded by: Norman Cohn

    channel: MICH Living Archives

    First Isuma recreated fiction. A late-winter Inuit camp in the 1930's. Four families build a qaggiq, a large communal igloo, to celebrate the coming of spring with games, singing and drum dancing. A young man seeks a wife. The girl's father says no, but her mother says yes...

    Qaggiq is a part of the Unikaatuatiit (Story Tellers) Series.

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    uploaded date: 30-09-1988