Posts Tagged ‘Unikkausivut – Sharing Our Stories’

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How to Build an ᐃᒡᓗ

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This is a guest post written by Laurence Desrosiers-Guité, NFB Education Specialist, and Dan Thornhill, Coordinator of Technical Support, NFB Education. The word “igloo” originates from iglu, meaning “house” in Inuktitut, the language of the Canadian Inuit. Written references to igloos date back to the 16th century. Inuit hunters used them as temporary houses during the cold more »

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NFB Education Visits the Arctic

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This blog post was written by Fouad Sassi and Jessie Curell. In early December of last year, National Film Board Education Specialists Fouad Sassi and Jessie Curell traveled to Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, as part of an extensive Educational Outreach initiative focused on Canada’s newest territory. The NFB has the world’s largest collection of more »

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

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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

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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

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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 Kuujjuaq, Nunavik

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On Tuesday Nov. 8, before dawn, we left Iqaluit for Kuujjuaq by way of an Air Inuit charter flight. In the North, charters mean “fun-sized” propeller planes, and our ride, that morning, turned out to be a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter. For those unfamiliar with small regional planes, the Twin Otter is a snug, more »

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Unikkausivut – Sharing Our Stories launches in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik

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On Tuesday Nov. 8, before dawn, we left Iqaluit for Kuujjuaq by way of an Air Inuit charter flight. In the North, charters mean “fun-sized” propeller planes, and our ride, that morning, turned out to be a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter. For those unfamiliar with small regional planes, the Twin Otter is a snug, more »

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Unikkausivut – Sharing our Stories launches in Iqaluit, Nunavut

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* 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 »

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Unikkausivut – Sharing our Stories launches in Iqaluit, Nunavut

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* 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 »

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

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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 »