Paaluk; Pulauk (mitten)

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by Carol Kunnuk

04 November 2011

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This project of inuuja is a great teaching tool for a workshop that involves our culture and to show the last three generations of the life we have lived and how it has changed, when there was little wood and metal available in inuit settlements, when most of the inuit still lived in sod houses and when only a few house where made.

This project of inujja is a great way to teach our youth and children.

All the inujja are made in different clothing that where tough by our mothers, to teach us how to measure and make the clothing, that has been passed on by our antcoistors and we use them for our clothing, this was the way they would teach the girls to know knowledge and survive in their environment, learning how to sew and make clothing and what were their responsibilities.

Inujjaa (inuit traditional dolls) that is made with small pieces of wood, bones and traditional clothing are the original inujjaa we would use, also the fur, bones and rock were the only one available for their toys.  The one who is making the original inujjaa is measuring the clothing that her mother had tought her.  This show a great way to learn and teach our culture. That is why I have decided to make the project of Inujjaa.

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Duration:

1m 52s

Tagged:

ift_community_OldIglulik

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, Nunavut

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by Carol Kunnuk

04 November 2011

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From my experience , I wanted to see and imagine what they where talking about , I have been working in films as a art director and it was challenging for me because I thought I knew my culture when I was growing up , but when I had to decide on a set ,it was hard to remember and I have forgotten a lot that are important and I needed to see in order to remember how it was made and how it was u

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Duration:

3m 35s

Tagged:

loss of culture

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

IGLOOLIK NUNAVUT

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by Carol Kunnuk

28 October 2011

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I did not like small animals , my inujjaa would have fur from a caribou skin firom an antler ,that is why I never use any small animal fur . when my mother first made me a sheet for a caribou skin from an alter I was soo happy . but after words I was able to use leman fur because other girls had it

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Duration:

4m 5s

Tagged:

qulliq

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik NU, Canada

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by Norman Cohn

10 October 2009

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A group of Nunavut elders travel to five museums in North America to see and identify artifacts, tools and clothing collected from their Inuit ancestors. Directed by Zacharias Kunuk and Bernadette Dean.

Filmmaker: Zacharias Kunuk, Bernadette Dean

Filmmaker Contact: zkunuk [at] isuma [dot] ca; saniruaq [at] qiniq [dot] com; www.isuma.ca

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Duration:

49m 24s

Tagged:

doll (toys), ift_community_Igloolik, Inuit artifacts, tools

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Keewatin Region, NU, Canada

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by Norman Cohn

01 December 2008

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Nunavut (Our Land) TV Series Episode 11. 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. The weather turns colder.

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Duration:

28m 53s

Tagged:

caching, caribou hunt, Nunavut (Our Land) Series

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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by Norman Cohn

29 November 2008

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Nunavut (Our Land) TV Series Episode 13. Igloolik, Fall-Winter 1946. It's almost a month since the sun disappeared. Back in the stone house everyone wakes up to Christmas Day. For Inuit in 1946, Christmas is a strange mix of ritual, some from the old life and some from the new.

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Duration:

28m 53s

Tagged:

Arctic, Nunavut (Our Land) Series

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada