Preservation and Revitalization of Inuit Sign Language (ISL) English
Yvo Samgushak was a well respected deaf member from the
community of Rankin Inlet. He eloquently expresses his life
stories and experiences using Inuit Sign Language (ISL).
His accounts detail customary Inuit lifestyles involved
with hunting and living on the land with extended family
members, all of whom communicated with him using Inuit
Sign Language. His success as an Inuit ceramist who worked
at the Matchbox Gallery in Rankin Inlet was outstanding.