An open discussion about technology and media as tools to promote and strengthen indigenous languages following the presenters on the topic at the Arctic Indigenous Languages Symposium in Tromso, Norway on October 20, 2008.
This is an open discussion following the speakers of the second session of the Arctic Indigenous Languages Symposium on the topic of Protecting Culture and Transferring Knowledge followed by a talk by Carl Christian Olsen.
Carl Christian Olsen, born in Sisimiut, Greenland, Puju, completed his doctoral studies in linguistics in 1975 and has devoted much of his life to language issues.
Ronald Brower speaks at the Arctic Indigenous Languages Symposium in Tromso Norway on October 20th, 2008. Ronald H Brower Sr. was born in 1949 in Barrow and was raised in a traditional sod home at Eviksook about 30 miles south of Barrow until the Family moved to Barrow.
Jose Amaujaq Kusugak speaks at the Arctic Indigenous Languages Symposium in Tromso, Norway on October 20th, 2008. Jose Amaujaq Kusugak was born in Naujaat, Nunavut in 1950. He is the second born of 8 brothers and 4 sisters. His passion for language started when he was taking Latin in high school and he realized that unlike Latin, Inuktitut was a working and living language.
Zacharias Kunuk and Peter Irniq speak about Technology and Media as Tools for Change at the Arctic Indigenous Languages Symposium in Tromso, Norway on October 20th, 2008. Zacharias was born in 1957in Kapuivik near Igloolik. He is president and co-founder in 1990 of Igloolik Isuma Productions, Canada's first Inuit-owned independent production company.