Posts Tagged ‘Inuit’

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Exploring the concept of identity in the classroom through Indigenous films

Education

Educators: draw inspiration from Indigenous pedagogies such as narrative approach and empathy to explore the concept of identity with your students.

Land of the Long Day

Under the Midnight Sun: Watch 3 Films About Inuit Summer Life

Films

The Canadian Arctic is not a place most of us know too well. What’s up there, really? We imagine vast white expanses, ice floes bobbing around, the odd snowmobile or polar bear. What rarely occurs to us, however, is that once a year, in the summer months, the Arctic gets summer. The ice melts, the more »

The Owl and the Raven

Sealskin Stop Motion: Co Hoedeman’s Inuit Legends

Films

Discover Oscar-winning animator Co Hoedeman’s pair of short stop motion films illustrating Inuit legends with sealskin puppets.

Kenojuak

Remembering Acclaimed Inuit Artist Kenojuak Ashevak

Films

Kenojuak Ashevak, one of Canada’s most acclaimed graphic artists, died yesterday at the age of 85. At the time of her death, the Inuit art pioneer was living in a wood-frame house in Kinngait (Cape Dorset) on Baffin Island, not far from the igloo where she was born, in a camp area known as Ikirisaq. more »

We Were Children

We Were Children: 2 Residential School Survivors Share Story in Powerful New Film

Films

The following is a guest post from Lisa Meeches, executive producer of We Were Children. The film had its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) in October 2012, and aired on APTN on March 19, 2013. You can purchase or rent a digital copy of We Were Children from our website. *** more »

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Interpreting the North: An interview with Joe Otokiak

Films

Seeing we seem to be on a confession roll here, I don’t see much point in withholding the following information from you guys. Friends, readers – I’m a huge nerd. Now, that wouldn’t be so bad if I was super nerdy about this one thing, like say, brain surgery, or microfinance, or even astrophysics. Nerdery more »

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Stories from the world’s largest Inuit film collection launch, pt. 3

FilmsNews

Recently, on a beautiful fall evening in Ottawa, hundreds of people from across the country gathered at the National Art Gallery for the launch of Unikkausivut: Sharing Our Stories. We’d like to introduce you to some of them… When I caught up with 21-year-old Valerie Kogvek, she’d just stepped off stage. Her cheeks were still more »

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Stories from the world’s largest Inuit film collection launch, pt. 2

FilmsNews

Recently, on a beautiful fall evening in Ottawa, hundreds of people from across the country gathered at the National Art Gallery for the launch of Unikkausivut: Sharing Our Stories. We’d like to introduce you to some of them… “It’s just so exciting!” Melissa Irwin was beaming from the moment she walked in the door. Melissa more »

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Stories from the world’s largest Inuit film collection launch, pt. 1

FilmsNews

Recently, on a beautiful fall evening in Ottawa, hundreds of people from across the country gathered at the National Art Gallery for the launch of Unikkausivut: Sharing Our Stories. We’d like to introduce you to some of them… Daniel Pottle, the Minister of Finance of the Nunatsiavut government, is not like most politicians. Or rather, more »

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Unikkausivut – Sharing our Stories launches in Iqaluit, Nunavut

FilmsNews

* Photo, from left to right: Tom Perlmutter, Eva Aariak, Christopher Duschenes, Claude Joli-Coeur and Julie Huguet. On Monday, we launched Unikkausivut – Sharing our Stories, at Nunavut’s Legislative Building in Iqaluit. If you’ve never been to Nunavut, or haven’t been there recently, the Legislative Building (or the “Ledge”, as it is know in town), is more »

iqaluit assembly

Unikkausivut – Sharing our Stories launches in Iqaluit, Nunavut

FilmsNews

* Photo, from left to right: Tom Perlmutter, Eva Aariak, Christopher Duschenes, Claude Joli-Coeur and Julie Huguet. On Monday, we launched Unikkausivut – Sharing our Stories, at Nunavut’s Legislative Building in Iqaluit. If you’ve never been to Nunavut, or haven’t been there recently, the Legislative Building (or the “Ledge”, as it is know in town), is more »

Unikkausivut

Inuit audiovisual legacy project Unikkausivut – Sharing our Stories kicks off in Ottawa

FilmsNews

On Wednesday November 2, the NFB and its many partners (including the Inuit Relations Secretariat of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and the Government of Nunavut’s Depatment of Education) launched the first phase of Unikkausivut – Sharing our Stories, an ambitious project aiming to gather, restore, and make available the Film Board’s vast collection of more »