• 1m 31s

    Summer shelter workshop

    uploaded by: Nancy Mackin

    channel: Nancy Mackin

     This short video was the first stage of a year-long project investigating traditional shelters of the high Arctic. Although modern materials were employed, traditional methods were used such as tying the structure together and using rocks for foundation and to weight down the waterproof covering. Health Canada's Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program funded the project, led by Dr.

    uploaded date: 26-07-2016

  • 3m 27s

    Sexual Health Awareness in Arviat, Nunavut

    uploaded by: ARVIATTV

    channel: Arviat Television

    The cast and crew of Arviat TV are taking their cameras to the streets this summer to find out what their community knows about sexual health.

    In this clip, Ethan Tassiuk begins breaking down the stigma associated with discussing sexual health issues by interviewing his mom, Laura.

    uploaded date: 11-07-2015

  • 10m 8s

    Nursing at Nunavut Arctic College

    uploaded by: ARVIATTV

    channel: Arviat Television

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a nurse in Nunavut? This video from Nunatta Campus at Nunavut Arctic College takes a look at Nunavut's nursing program from the perspective of students, staff and graduates of the program. For more information on the program visit

    uploaded date: 16-01-2014

  • 1m 39s

    Grow Box Construction 2013 - Arviat Greenhouse Project

    uploaded by: ARVIATTV

    channel: ARVIATTV

    A look at the construction of community grow houses to support local food production in Arviat, Nunavut during summer 2013. Produced by Curtis Konek and Patrick Pingushat from the Arviat Youth Media Research Team with funding from Health Canada.

    uploaded date: 15-01-2014

  • UN's fact-finder on First Nations sets off on Canadian mission

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

    channel: DID News

    'The idea is to get a firsthand view of the situation of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada by hearing directly from as many as I can,' law professor James Anaya says


    It's a whirlwind fact-finding tour that will highlight points of tension in Canada's relationship with its aboriginal peoples, but it could also offer a road map to reconciliation.

    James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, begins his first visit to Canada with meetings in Ottawa Monday and Tuesday with top officials from the federal government, including Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt. He will then travel across the country to listen directly to the concerns of aboriginal people and to observe the social and economic conditions in which they live.

    While the visit is sure to draw attention to issues such as poverty, ill-health and conflict over pipelines and mining projects, it could also present opportunities to educate Canadians about the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which Canada endorsed in 2010, and on the obligations of all Canadians as treaty people.

    Prof. Anaya, who teaches human-rights law at the University of Arizona, said in an interview Sunday that he's anxious to investigate a number of issues that Canadians have written to him about in recent years, including resource development, land claims, the residential schools and the plight of missing and murdered aboriginal women. He's also interested to learn more about the outcomes of the Idle No More movement, which he followed closely.

    "It's a broad range of issues, but I'm really going to be guided by what aboriginal people and the government signal as the ones that are in need of still greatest attention. I don't want to prejudge what I'm going to highlight before I listen to everybody over the next nine days or so," Prof. Anaya said. "The purpose of the visit is to listen and to learn and to contribute to your discussion on how to address the challenges that are outstanding."

    One of the places Prof. Anaya will visit is the Ermineskin Cree Nation in Alberta. Wilton Littlechild, who is the chair of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, is originally from Ermineskin and along with the chief and council invited Prof. Anaya to visit the community. He said he expects people will want to talk about a suite of pending federal legislation that will affect the rights of indigenous people, including the proposed First Nations Education Act, which seeks to modernize the organization of schools on reserve. Some aboriginal people oppose the legislation because they feel it was produced with insufficient consultation.

    Also, Prof. Anaya recently produced a report on indigenous people and extractive industries that endorsed the general rule of free, prior and informed consent as a basic requirement for any operation on indigenous land, an issue of pressing concern in Western Canada and the North.

    "He's interested in whether there are any good practices out there on extractive industries and indigenous people," Mr. Littlechild said. "He's always asking me if there's anything out there we could lift up as a good model."

    Mr. Littlechild said he's optimistic the visit will spark a constructive dialogue.

    "If he would link treaties as a solution with the UN declaration I think it would go a long way to reconciliation," said Mr. Littlechild. "That would be be a very good outcome to his visit. It would really provoke us to work together."

    Prof. Anaya initially asked the Canadian government for an invitation to visit in early 2012. It took until a few months ago to obtain official approval, although Prof. Anaya said that's not unusual. Prof. Anaya will deliver a preliminary assessment at the conclusion of his visit and a final report in a few months time.

    uploaded date: 08-10-2013

  • Our Baffinland Atlas

    uploaded by: Ian Mauro


    The Arctic is warming double the global average, decreasing sea ice, making it easier to access and extract mineral and oil resources from the region, and this cumulative climatic and economic change has significant human and environmental health implications for Inuit and their communities. In Nunavut, the proposed Baffinland Iron Mine, at the site of Mary River, is one of the largest industrial developments ever conceived for the Arctic, and will involve year-round shipping of ore across sensitive permafrost, marine ecosystems and regions of cultural significance that have and continue to be used by Inuit. The Our Baffinland project explores Inuit knowledge regarding mining, and shows a walrus and caribou hunting expedition and associated interviews with elders across this landscape. This digital media presentation highlights the complexities of "Arctic Development".


    A production of: Kingulliit Productions Inc.

    Executive Producers: Norman Cohn and Zacharias Kunuk

    Producers: Zacharias Kunuk, Stéphane Rituit, and Ian Mauro.

    Project Managers: Gabriela Gámez, Gillian Robinson and Ian Mauro

    Creative Directors: Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro

    Technology Director and Programmer: John Hodgins

    Designer and Animator: Marc Labelle

    Video and Photography: David Poisey, Jon Frantz, Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro

    Sound: Tobias Haynes

    Editors: Ian Mauro, Jon Frantz, Craig Norris and Carol Kunnuk

    Translators: Carol Kunnuk and Sarah Arnatsiaq

    Research: Ian Mauro


    uploaded date: 12-09-2013