Igloo

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by Nancy Mackin

26 July 2016

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 Filmed in April 2016 with support of Health Canada's Climate Change and Health Program for Northern First Nations and Inuit Communities, this short film shows reconstruction of an iglu and qarmaq, for the purpose of understanding the ongoing importance of traditional dwellings for the health and safety of northern peoples. Dr.

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9m 26s

Tagged:

architecture, iglu, Inuit qaujimajatuqangit, qarmaq

Location:

Nunavut

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by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

13 February 2015

5126 views

YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1992
DURATION: 23 min
GENRE: Documentary
FORMAT: Video (colour)
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Eng/Fr s-t
DIRECTOR: Arnait Video Collective
PRODUCER: Arnait Ikkagurtigitt Collective
CAMERA: Martha Maktar

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Duration:

23m 24s

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Arnait Ikkagurtigitt Collective, Attagutaaluk, ift_community_OldIglulik, Rose Ukkumaluk, starvation

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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Marie-Hélène Cousineau's picture

by Marie-Hélène Cousineau

23 November 2009

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YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1993
DURATION: 10 min
GENRE: Documentary
FORMAT: Video (colour)
LANGUAGE: Inuktitut, Eng/Fr s-t
CAST/PERFORMERS: Susan Avingaq, Madeline Ivalu
DIRECTOR: Arnait Video Collective

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Duration:

10m 21s

Tagged:

Ajaja, arctic cotton (plants), Arnait Ikkagurtigitt Collective, qulliq, seal oil lamp

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Canada

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by Norman Cohn

31 December 2008

23139 views

Qimuksik (Dog Team) is one of the 13-part Nunavut (Our Land) series follows five fictional families through the different seasons of an Arctic year, from the glorious northern spring to a uniquely Inuit Christmas Day. Other programs include contemporary documentaries on whale and polar bear hunting, modern leadership, elders’ advice, and a youth group’s effort to learn circus skills to reduce youth suicide.

Igloolik, Spring 1945. In Qimuksik (Dog Team) while imparting knowledge to the next generation, one family travels in the immense and beautiful arctic during spring.

Inuaraq teaches his young son how to survive in the old way: driving the dogs, building the igloo, catching seals on the open water, running down caribou to feed the family.                scroll for more info...

Content summary:

  • Dad teaching his son about survival: navigation, ice thickness
  • Dad being a role model
  • Tracking caribou by examining hoof prints and using the raven’s flight direction and sound
  • Skinning a caribou – special way to do this for clothing (instead of random use)
  • Relationship with the dogs: man and dogs have a very special connection: they work together and one cannot live without the other. The man feeds the dogs and working with dogs has many benefits (unlike a skidoo, dogs don’t run out of gas!). Dogs are useful for polar bear hunting. The dogs know where there is thin ice, know how to avoid danger while travelling. The dogs can find their way home, even during a white-out or blizzard. Jayson Kunnuk

Filmmaker: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, Paulossie Qulitalik

Filmmaker Contact: zkunuk@isuma.ca; info@isuma.tv

Producer: Norman Cohn, Paulossie Qulitalik, Zacharias Kunuk

Year of Production: 1995

Distributor Information: Vtape

Country: Canada

Region: Igloolik, Nunavut, Canadian Arctic

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Duration:

28m 52s

Tagged:

Dogteam, Nunavut (Our Land) Series, raven

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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by Norman Cohn

29 December 2008

12737 views

Nunavut (Our Land) TV Series Episode 3. Igloolik, Fall 1945. Grandmother remembers the old way. In autumn 1945, five families build a stone house to prepare for the coming winter.

Filmmaker: Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, Pauloosie Qulitalik

Filmmaker Contact: zkunuk [at] isuma [dot] ca. www.isuma.ca

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Duration:

28m 56s

Tagged:

grandmother, ift_community_OldIglulik, memories, Nunavut (Our Land) Series, stone house

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

28 December 2008

12674 views

Nunavut (Our Land) TV Series Episode 4. 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.

Filmmaker: Zacharias Kunuk, Paulossie Qulitalik, Norman Cohn

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Duration:

28m 55s

Tagged:

ift_community_OldIglulik, Nunavut (Our Land) Series, qulliq, raven, war

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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by Norman Cohn

30 December 2003

22964 views

Inuit memories and experiences of shamanism, and oral histories about the last shamans practicing in the region of Igloolik, Nunavut. Interviewees range from young people to elders and politicians, but they all share a belief that things happen, and that shamanism is still a living religion.

DIRECTOR(S): Paulossie Qulitalik, Zacharias Kunuk

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Duration:

48m 3s

Tagged:

Angakkuiit, doll (toys), downloadable, ift_community_Igloolik, katajjaq, oral histories, raven, religion, Shamanism

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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Norman Cohn's picture

by Norman Cohn

13 October 2001

8538 views

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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Duration:

51m 23s

Tagged:

Ajainaa!, Almost, contemporary Inuit life, education, ift_community_Igloolik, Isuma's Uqallangniq Elders Group, settlement life, survival strategies, Unikaatuatiit (Story Tellers) Series

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada