Traditional Knowledge

  • 11m 25s


    uploaded by: Carol Kunnuk

    channel: Igloolik | ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒃ

    In 2009, Rachel Uyarasuk, elder of the Inuit community of Igloolik (Nunavut), evokes the ancestors whose name she received at birth. She explains how this transmission ensured their return among the world of the living.

    A film by Christin Merlhiot

    France, 2014, 11 minutes, animation

    Inuktitut with English & French subtitles

    uploaded date: 14-04-2014

  • Live Webcast of NIRB Mary River Hearings

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

    channel: LIVE

    IsumaTV's online radio and TV coverage of the second round of Public Hearings on the Baffinland Iron Mine Mary River Environmental Review from Pond Inlet, Nunavut.

    The Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) is holding new public consultations to assess Baffinland’s revised Early Revenue Phase Proposal.

    January 27 to 31, 2014

    Starting 9 am EST, IsumaTV will stream live Inuktitut and English audio each day from the hearings.

    Every evening from 8 to 10 pm EST, Zacharias Kunuk will host a live TV talk show to discuss issues raised at the hearings with community members and participants in the hearings.




    Both the live audio from the hearings and Kunuk’s evening show will also be broadcast by IsumaTV through local community radio channels and IsumaTV television network in Arviat, Cambridge Bay, Igloolik and Taloyoak.


    For more information contact:
    Zacharias Kunuk, 867-934-8725,
    Norman Cohn, 514-576-0707,

    uploaded date: 20-01-2014

  • 18m 14s

    Land Use and Adaptation

    uploaded by: UNUChannel

    channel: Traditional Knowledge & Climate Science

    Indigenous peoples’ resilience is rooted in traditional knowledge and their deep understanding of the land.

    For indigenous peoples, resilience is rooted in traditional knowledge, as their capacity to adapt to environmental change is based first and foremost on in-depth understanding of the land.

    As climate change increasingly impacts indigenous landscapes, communities are responding and adapting in unique ways.

    United Nations University (2012)


    uploaded date: 28-10-2013

  • 58m 42s

    Wanorazi Yumneze (Awakening Spirit)

    uploaded by: Troy Stozek

    channel: Cara's Picks

    Documentary film about how people, wildlife and the environment are impacted by industrial developments in Alberta and Saskatchewan. More importantly, this film is about communicating the voices and concerns of Indigenous people, who are often left out of decision-making processes, yet are among those most impacted.

    Directed by Troy Stozed

    uploaded date: 17-04-2013

  • 17s

    TRUMAI Festa do Taquara 1

    uploaded by: Macarea Trumai

    channel: IsumaTV 2.0

    HELP WANTED! This group seeks help to to protect its land, language and culture. Contact: <macareatrumai [at] gmail [dot] com> or <gabriela [at] isuma [dot] tv>

    Synopsis: Video of the Taquara traditional party of the Trumai people.

    uploaded date: 07-01-2010

  • 30s

    TRUMAI Festa do Taquara 2

    uploaded by: Macarea Trumai

    channel: Trumai

    Synopsis: Video of the Taquara traditional party of the Trumai people.

    'Essa imagem foi feito com um camera de celular por isso a imagem não ficou muito boa. Festa para afungentar mal espirito' - Macarea Trumai-

    This video was taken with a celular phone that's why the image is not that good it is a party to keep away the bad spirits.

    uploaded date: 07-01-2010

  • Trumai

    uploaded by: Macarea Trumai

    HELP WANTED! This group seeks help to to protect its land, language and culture. Contact: <macareatrumai [at] gmail [dot] com> or <gabriela [at] isuma [dot] tv>

    uploaded date: 07-01-2010

  • 59m 19s

    Nunavummi Iqqaumajavut

    uploaded by: IBC admin

    channel: IBC

     Since the 1970’s, IBC has been recording Inuit stories from an Inuit perspective – an estimated 9,000 hours of unique footage. In 2015, we began the process of cataloguing and digitizing these videos and have created the Inuit Film and Video Archive. Videos can be accessed online at

    uploaded date: 03-08-2018

  • 37m 46s

    Formation of Inspiration: Nunatsiavut's Inuit Bachelor of Education

    uploaded by: Akuttujuuk

    channel: Akuttujuuk

    The Nunatsiavut Government and Memorial University of Newfoundland have partnered to deliver a culturally-infused, community-based Bachelor of Education program in Goose Bay, Labrador. This Inuit-specific program is part of Nunatsiavut’s efforts to establish a strong foundation for Inuit-controlled schools in their region.

    uploaded date: 19-03-2018

  • Innarijatini Unikatuat (Stories of Our Elders - Inuktitut)

    uploaded by: samcc

    ᐊᕋᒍᒐᓵᓗᓂᒃ ᐃᓅᑎᑕᐅᕗᖑᑦ ᓄᓇᒥ ᑕᒪᑯᓄᖓ,
    ᐊᔪᕆᒃᓱᑕᐅᓗᑕ ᐃᓅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᑐᖁᓂᕐᒥᓗ.

    ᓴᖏᑦᑎᑎᑲᓂᕐᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᔪᑎᑦᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓴᙱᑦᑎᒋᐊᑦᑎᑦᑎᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᒧᑦ,
    ᐅᕙᑎᓄᑦ, ᓂᕐᔪᑎᓄᑦᓗ ᓄᓇᒥᖃᑎᑦᑎᓄᑦ.

    ᑕᕐᓂᑎᓄᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕈᑎᒋᑦᓗᑎᒍ, ᐃᔅᓱᒪᑦᑎᓄᑦᓗ ᐊᔪᖏᑦᔪᑎᒋᑲᓕᕐᖢᑎᒍ,
    ᑭᓇᐅᓂᕗᑦ ᐃᓅᓗᑕ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᕐᓯᕗᒍᑦ

    ᑕᕙ ᑕᑯᐊ ᐃᓐᓇᑕ ᐅᓂᑳᕐᑐᐊᖏᑦ.

    uploaded date: 23-03-2017

  • Stories of Our Elders (English Version)

    uploaded by: samcc

    For thousands of years they guided us through this world,
    teaching us invaluable lessons about life and death.

    They strengthened our resolve and reinforced our connection to this land, to each other, and to the animals we share it with.

    They enriched our souls, empowered our imaginations,
    and defined who we are as a people.

    These are the stories of our elders.

    uploaded date: 23-03-2017