ᓇᓗᓇᐃᔭᐃᓂᖅ ᓇᓂᓯᓕᕆᔪᓂᒃ Meet the Team
We are a diverse team of Inuit Elders, youth, Inuktitut linguists, leaders, researchers, documentary filmmakers and social workers.
“ᐊᓈᓇᐅᔪᖓ, ᐊᓈᒃᑖᖑᔪᖓ, ᐃᓄᒃᑎᐊᓗᑲᐅᖑᔪᖓ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᒃᑐᕆᔭᐅᑉᓗᖓᓗ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ, ᓄᓇᕘᒥ. ᐊᒃᑐᕆᔭᐅᒃᒥᔪᖓ ᓇᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥᑦ: ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᒃᑑᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᖃᖓᓴᖅ.”
ᐅᑉᓚᓗᒍᒃ ᒫᕐᑕᐅᑉ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᕐᕕᐊ ᐊᒥᑦᖄᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᒪᑦ ᐊᑦᔨᖁᑎᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᒥᓂᒃ: Marthaotokala.tumblr.com
I am a mother, a grandmother, a wonderful human being and an elder of Arviat, Nunavut. I am a senior member of Nanisiniq: Arviat History project.
Please visit Martha’s site so that she can share her pictures and thoughts with you: Marthaotokala.tumblr.com
ᑯᕐᑎᔅ ᑯᓐᓄᐊᖅ ᑯᓐᓂ
ᑯᕐᑎᔅ ᑯᓐᓂᐅᔪᖓ. ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦᒥᐅᑕᖅ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥᓯᐅᖅᑐᖓᓱᓕ. ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᖓᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᓂᓯᐅᓕᖅᑐᖓ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᓄᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᓄᑦ. ᓄᓇᒧᓕᐊᕈᐊᒡᒍᔪᖓ ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᕈᐊᒡᒍᑉᔪᖓᓗ. ᐱᓕᕆᖃᓕᖅᑐᖓ ᓇᓂᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕕᓂᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᑕᕿᓄᑦ. ᑕᒡᕙᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕐᒥᓯᐅᖅᑎᒃᖢᖓ, ᓄᑕᒥᒃ ᐊᑐᕐᓗᐊᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖓ ᐃᓕᒃᑎᓯᒪᕐᔪᐊᓕᖅᖢᖓᓗ ᐃᓄᑉ ᐊᓐᓇᐅᒪᔪᓯᕆᔭᖏᑦᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᒃᑐᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᑕᒃᑕᒻᓂᒡᓗ ᐊᓇᒃᑕᒻᓂᒡᓗ. ᑕᕿᓂᒃ ᐊᓂᒍᐊᓂᓴᖅᑐᓂᒃ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖓ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᖏᑦᓂᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖅᑕᒃᑲᑉᑎᒃᓂᒃ. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᖃᖏᓚᐅᖅᑐᖓ ᐃᓚᐃᑦᓂᒃ ᑕᒡᕗᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕐᒧᓕᑦᖃᖅᓇᖓ, ᓱᕐᓗ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᑐᕐᓗᐊᖅᑎᒋᒃᒪᖓᑦ ᐱᑦᖁᓯᖅᐳᑦ ᐅᒪᑎᖕᓂᓗᒡᓗᒍ, ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᔭᕋᒃᑕᕆᐊᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᓐᓇᐅᒪᓱᓚᐅᖅᒪᖓᑕ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ. ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᒃᑕᐅᖅ ᐃᓕᒃᑎᖁᒃᒥᔭᒃᑲ ᐃᓄᑉ ᐃᓕᑦᖁᓯᖓᓂᒡᓗ ᐱᑦᖁᓯᖓᓂᒡᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᖏᑦᓂᒡᓗ. ᑕᒡᕗᓇ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒧᑦ ᑕᑯᑎᒃᑎᓱᐊᖅᑐᖓ ᑭᑐᓗᒃᑕᑦ ᑎ’ᐊᐊ ᐱᔪᓪᓗᐊᖅᒥᔪᓯ.
ᒪᓕᒍᒃ ᑯᕐᑎᔅ ᐅᕙᓂ curtiskuunuaq.tumblr.com
Curtis Kuunuaq Konek
I’m Curtis Kuunuaq Konek. I live in Arviat, Nunavut. I’m still in High School. I have been part of the Canadian Rangers in Arviat for three years. I like to go out on the land and I like to go fishing. I have been working on the Nanisiniq: Arviat History Project for eight months now. While being in this Project, I have had a lot of new experience and learned a lot about Inuit knowledge and culture from our Elders. Since I was a teenager, I have been learning about Inuit survival skills and how to skin a caribou from my grandparents. In the last few months, I have been learning more about Inuit traditional knowledge from Elders that we interview. There are things that i didn’t know before i was part of this project such as, how important it is to keep our traditional language alive, the Rankin Inlet Nickel Mine, and how Inuit survived in the Arctic for so many years. I also want the young people to learn more about Inuit traditional culture and knowledge. Through this Project and I want to show the youth that every one can do things like this.
Follow Curtis at curtiskuunuaq.tumblr.com
ᓇᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥᓯᐅᑦᖃᖅᓇᖓ: ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᖃᖓᓴᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᒃᑐᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᒃᑕ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖓᓂᒃ ᑕᑭᓂᖅᓴᒥᒃ, ᐅᔨᕆᓯᒪᓕᖅᑕᕋ ᑭᖑᓂᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᓕᑦᔪᐊᖅ. ᓴᓇᓗᕿᓱᐊᒡᒍᔪᖓ ᑲᑎᖅᓯᓱᐊᒡᒍᑉᓗᖓᓗ, ᐱᓕᕆᓱᐊᒡᒍᔪᖓ ᓂᑉᑕᖏᒃᑐᑎᒍᑦ ᕿᔪᓕᕆᓗᖓᓗ ᐅᒡᕙᓗᓐᓂᑦ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᓕᕆᓗᖓᓗᓐᓂᑦ. ᑭᑉᔪᐃᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖓ ᐅᐊᔪᓕᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᓇᓂᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᑉᓗᒍ ᐊᑕᐅᖃ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᒃᒪᑦ ᑲᑎᒃᑕᒐᖅᑐᑦ. ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᕋ ᐊᔪᖏᒋᐊᕐᓂᓗᒡᓗᖓ ᐅᕙᒻᓂᒃ ᓄᑕᓂᒃ ᓱᓇᒥᐊᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᒻᓇ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖅ ᐅᕙᒻᓂᒃ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᖅᑎᒃᑎᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᖏᔪᓂᒃ ᐱᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃ.
ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᒃᑭᑦ ᔪᐊᕐᑕᓐ ᑎᑎᖃᖏᑦ ᐅᕙᓂ Jordan-Konek.tumblr.com
After having been in the Nanisiniq: Arviat History Project for a longer period, I have realized that history is important. I like to build things and put things together, I like working behind stage doing carpentry or working on technical equipment. I have been doing a lot of editing for Nanisiniq and I enjoy it because it’s basically like putting together a puzzle. I like to challenge myself on new things and this project has given me the opportunity to give me bigger challenges.
Check out Jordan’s blog at Jordan-Konek.tumblr.com
ᐃᒥ ᐅᕕᖓᔭᖑᔪᖓ, ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᖅ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᒐᓂᓚᐅᖅᑐᖓ ᐊᕐᕋᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐊᑯᓪᓕᕈᕐᕕᖕᒥᑦ 2010 ᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐊᕆᑉᔪᖓᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᕗᑦᑯᑦᓂ ᐊᑐᕙᒥ ᑕᒡᕙᓂ ᑕᕿᐅᔪᒥ (ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓗᒍ ᐊᒥᕋᐃᔭᕐᕕᒃ 2011) ᐃᑉᓚᐅᓕᑦ 2012 ᖑᖅᓯᐊᕆᓗᒍ. ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᕗᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦᒥ ᐸᖅᓇᐃᕈᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᑕᒧᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ. ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᕆᔭᐅᒃᒥᔪᖓ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᐅᑉᓗᖓ ᓇᓂᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕐᒥᓯᐅᓕᖅᑐᖓ ᐅᑭᐅᖕᓄᑦ ᒪᕐᕈᖕᓄᑦ, ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᕋ ᐊᑕᐅᖃ ᐃᓕᒃᑎᒃᑎᐊᒥᐊᖅᑕᕋᒪ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᒃᑐᓚᐅᕐᓂᖅᒪᖓᑦ. ᐃᓚᐅᑎᒃᔪᖓ ᑕᒡᕙᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥᒃ ᒪᒃᑯᑐᕆᔭᐅᑉᓗᖓ, ᓴᕆᒪᓱᖕᓂᖃᓕᖅᑐᖓ ᑭᓇᐅᓂᒻᓂᒃ. ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ ᐊᓯᖏᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᖁᓯᕗᑦ ᐃᓕᑦᖁᓯᕗᓪᓗ ᐅᒪᑎᖕᓂᐊᕐᓗᒍ. ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑎᐊᒥᐊᖅᑐᖓ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᕗᑦᓕᐊᕆᐊᒃᓴᒻᓂᒃ !
I am Amy Owingayak, a youth from Arviat. I graduated from high school last year in August 2010 and will attend Nunavut Sivuniksavut in Ottawa this month (starting September 2011) until May 2012. Nunavut Sivuniksavut is college program for Inuit youth from Nunavut who want to prepare to work for the new Government of Nunavut. I am also a youth researcher from the Nanisiniq, History Project. I have been on the project for two years now, I enjoy the work we do because I am learning a lot about my history. While being a part of this project as a youth researcher, I have gained pride in my identity. I wish for other youth to continue to keep our tradition and culture alive. I am very excited to go to NS!
Read more of Amy’s blog at amy-owingayak.tumblr.com
ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᕋ ᓴᕕᒐᔭᓗᕿᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓱᕐᓗ ᐅᐊᔪᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ, ᐃᑭᒃᑕᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᖅ, ᓂᐱᖃᑕᐅᓯᕆᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓯᖏᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᑦ. ᓯᓐᓇᒃᑐᕆᔭᕋ ᐅᐊᔨᓕᐅᖅᑎᓪᓚᕆᖑᕈᐊᖅᖢᖓ.
ᒪᓕᒍᒃ ᐸᒃᑐᕆᒃ ᑎᑎᖃᖓ ᐅᕙᓂ: Innik.tumblr.com
I love doing technical work such as filming, lighting, different types of sound systems and much more. One of my big dream is to become professional filmmaker.
Follow Patrick’s blog at: Innik.tumblr.com
ᐃᓄᔪᖓ ᐊᕐᓇᐅᑉᔪᖓ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᒃᑎᒋᔭᐅᑉᓗᖓᓗ ᓄᓇᓂᓯᓂᖅ: ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᖃᖓᓴᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᒃᑐᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᑕ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖓᓄᑦ. ᑲᓇᒃᓇᖅᖠᐅᓂᖅᐸᒥᓯᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ. ᑐᑭᒧᐊᒃᑎᒃᑎᓕᖅᑐᖓ ᐅᑭᐅᖅ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᒡᕗᖓ ᐊᑐᓪᓚᕆᒃᑐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᑉᔪᒍᓗ. ᐅᓂᑉᑲᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑐᓴᓱᐊᓱᖅᑐᖓ ᓄᓇᓕᑉᑎᒃᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᕆᔭᑉᑎᒃᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᐊᒡᒍᑦᖢᖓᓗ.
ᒪᓕᒍᒃ ᑕᒫᕐ ᓇᒡᕚᖅᑕᖅᑎᒃᖢᒍ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᕆᔭᐃᑕ ᐅᓂᑉᑲᐅᓰᒃᓂᒃ ᐅᕙᓂ hivulipta.tumblr.com
I am an Inuk woman and the Arviat coordinator of the Nanisiniq: Arviat History Project. I live in the southern most part of Nunavut in Arviat. I have been coordinating for about a year now for this important project and enjoy it. I like to hear oral history from local Inuit Elders and researching as well.
Follow Tamar as she finds out more from her Inuit Elders at hivulipta.tumblr.com
ᐃᓄᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ 1947 ᓇᐅᔭᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦᒥ, ᐱᑐᕐ ᐃᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᑦᖁᓯᖓᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᒃᑎᔨ, ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᕐᓂᓕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥᑦ ᐅᖃᖅᑎᐅᕙᒃᓯᒪᒃᒥᔪᖅ. ᐃᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᔨᒃᑎᕐᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᑉ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᖓᓂ 1975ᒥᑦ 1979ᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ 1987ᒥᑦ 1991ᒧᑦ. ᒥᓂᓯᑕᒧᑦ ᑐᒡᓕᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᒥᔪᖅ ᐃᓕᑦᖁᓯᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑎᕆᒡᓗᐃᑦ 2000ᒥ ᐃᕐᓂᖅ ᑎᒃᑯᐊᖅᑕᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᑲᒥᓯᓄᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᑕᖑᓕᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖕᓄᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᒃᑎᕐᓂᖃᖅᖢᓂ. ᐃᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᓗᒃᑕᒧᑦ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᒃᑎᑉᓗᓂ ᐃᓄᑉ ᐃᓕᑦᖁᓯᖓᓂᒡᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐊᓂᒡᓗ. ᕿᓚᐅᑦᔭᖅᐸᒃᑐᖅ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᒃᓱᓕᐅᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᑲᓇᑕ, ᐊᒥᐊᓕᒃᑲᓂᓗ, ᔪᕆᐱᒥᓗ ᐊᑦᔨᒋᖏᑐᓄᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᕐᕕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᒃᑕᕐᓂᒃᑕᓂᒃ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᑉ ᒐᕙᒪᖓᓄᑦ. ᒪᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᓕᒃ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᕆᔭᐅᑉᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑎᒍᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᖁᑕᐃᒃᓄᑦ ᐊᑦᔨᒋᖏᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒃᑎᐅᕆᐅᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᑦᖁᓯᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᕕᐅᑉᓗᓂᓗ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᒃᑕᑦ Truth and Reconciliation Commissionᒧᑦ. ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᒃᑎᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᐊᕿᑉᓗᓂ ᓇᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥᒃ: ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᖃᖓᓴᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᒃᑐᓚᐅᖅᒪᖓᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖅ, ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᒃᑎᑉᓗᓂ ᖃᖓᓴᖅ ᐱᓐᓂᑯᓂᒃ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᓂᒃᑐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒧᑦ. ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᒃᑎᐊᔪᔪᖅ ᐊᑦᔨᒋᖏᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᓂ, ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᖅᑎᒃᑎᕙᒃᖢᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᑦᓂᒃ (ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᑦᖁᓯᖏᒃᑕ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᖏᑦᓂᒃ). ᐱᑐᕐ ᐃᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᒃᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᕿᑉᓗᓂ ᓇᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥᒃ: ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᖃᖓᓴᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᒃᑐᓚᐅᖅᒪᖓᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖅ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᒃᑎᑉᓗᓂ ᖃᖓᓴᖅ ᐱᓐᓂᑯᓂᒃ, ᓯᕗᓂᖅᓂᑐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᑕᓂᕐᒧᑦ.
Born in 1947 in Repulse Bay, Nunavut, Peter T. Irniq is an Inuit Cultural Teacher, Consultant, and an accomplished speaker. Mr. Irniq served two terms as Member of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly in 1975 to 1979 and from 1987 to 1991. He served as Deputy Minister of the Department of Culture, Language Elders and Youth and in April 2000 Mr. Irniq was appointed Commissioner for the new territory of Nunavut for a five year term. Mr. Irniq has traveled throughout the world, teaching Inuit culture and language. He performs drum dancing, and has built Inuksuit (plural) in Canada, United States and Europe for various Museums, Universities and Canadian Government. Currently Mr. Irniq is working as Inuit Elder for Inuit Inmates at various Ontario Institutions, and is also Inuit Cultural Advisor to the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He was instrumental in setting up the Nanisiniq: Arviat History Project, by providing historical information leading up to Nunavut. He works closely with various universities, consulting on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (Inuit Traditional Knowledge.
“ᓇᓗᖃᒃᑖᓚᐅᕋᒪ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖓᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᒐᓂᒃᓯᒪᓕᖅᑎᒃᖢᖓ ᖄᖏᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅ 1970ᓂ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᒃᑎᕙᒃᑐᖓ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᖓᓴᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᒃᑑᓚᐅᕐᓂᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐳᕆᑎᔅ ᑲᓚᒻᐱᐊᒥ. ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᓗᐊᖅᑕᕋ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᖏᑦᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᓇᒡᕚᖅᓯᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᑦᓂᒃ, ᐊᑦᔨᓪᓗ, ᑎᑎᖃᑎᒍᓪᓗ, ᐅᓂᑉᑳᕐᓂᑯᓪᓗ ᐊᓯᖏᑦᓄᑦ ᖃᖓᓴᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᒃᑑᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑉ, ᓄᓇᕘᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᖁᑎᖏᑦ ᐅᒃᐱᕆᔭᖃᖅᒪᖔᖅᐲᑦ, ᓱᓇ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᖅᒪᖔᑖ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓗᐃᒃᑲᐅᔪᒥᒡᓗ, ᖃᖓᓴᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᒃᑑᓚᐅᖅᒪᖔᑦ, ᒫᓐᓇᓗ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖅ ᓲᕐᓗ ᓄᓇᕘᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᑭᒃᓴᖅᑐᑦ, ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᕆᔭᐃᒃᓄᑦ ᐅᒡᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᒥᑦᓂᒃ, ᐃᒃᑭᑎᖑᐃᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᕐᔪᐊᖏᑦᓂᒡᓗ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᖓᓴᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓱᒻᒥᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᑦᓂᒃ ᐅᐱᒍᓱᖏᖃᒃᑖᒥᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᒡᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᑐᒃᑎᐊᖏᒥᐊᖅᖢᒍᓗ ᓯᓚᑐᓂᖓᑦ, ᐊᒋᐊᕋᕈᐊᓱᖅᑐᖓ (ᐃᓛ ᐆᒃᑐᒥᐊᖅ), ᐊᒋᐊᕋᕐᓂᓗᒡᓗᖓ ᓂᕐᔪᑕᐅᓯᕕᓂᒻᓂ ᑎᓐᒪᓐ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᕆᔮᓂ ᐳᕆᑎᔅ ᑲᓚᒻᐱᐊᒥ, ᐅᒡᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᑎᖏᕐᕋᐅᒃᑎᕐᓗᖓ.”
ᒪᓕᒍᒃ ᕗᕋᐃᓐᒃ ᐅᕙᓂ frankjamestester.tumblr.com
I have been rambling about the Canadian Arctic since I was a graduate student back in the 1970’s. I teach Social Work and History at the University of British Columbia. My current passion is working with Inuit youth in Arviat to help them discover, photograph, write and tell others about the history of Arviat, Nunavut Territory and its people in the belief that knowing one’s culture and history is important to ‘working out things important to knowing who you are, what you believe, what is important in life’ and, in general, one’s mental health. When I’m not rambling around Nunavut researching and writing about history, current social issues like the Nunavut housing shortage, the problems faced by Inuit youth or the experience of Elders with residential schools, matchbox houses and colonial minds that didn’t always respect or appreciate their wisdom, I like to play fiddle (or at least ‘try’), putter around on my farm on Denman Island BC, or go for a sail.
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ᐴᓪ ᒪᒃ ᓂᑰᓪ
ᐅᕙᖓ ᐴᓪ ᒪᒃ ᓂᑰᓪ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔪᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖃᑕᐅᑉᓗᖓᓗ ᓇᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥᒃ. ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᐅᓪᓚᕆᖃᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖓ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᕗᕋᐃᓐᒃ ᑎᔅᑑᕐᑉ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᑭᖑᓂᖓᓂ. ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᖃᖅᑐᖓ ᑖᑉᓱᒪ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖓᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᒻᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᒃᑕᕐᓂᒻᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᒃᖢᑕ ᐊᑉᖁᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ, ᐃᓚᒌᓕᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᓪᓗ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᑦᔨᒌᖏᑐᑦ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᕐᓂᖏᑦᓂᒡᓗ.
ᒪᓕᒃᓯᐅᒃ ᐴᓪᑉ ᑎᑎᖃᖓ: PauleMcnicoll.tumblr.com
I an Associate Professor at the UBC School of Social Work and a collaborator in the Nanisiniq project. I have been a co-investigator on many of Frank Tester’s research projects in the past. My input on this project is related to my knowledge of participatory action research methodology, group process and intercultural relationships.
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“ᕼᐃᑕ ᒍᕙᐃ,” ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖓ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐳᕆᑎᔅ ᑲᓚᒻᐱᐊᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᖢᖓᓗ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᒐᒪ ᓇᓂᓯᓂᕐᒥᒃ: ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᒃᑑᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᖃᖓᓴᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᖅ. ᖁᕕᐊᒋᓗᐊᖅᑕᕋ ᐊᑦᓂᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᓇᓪᓕᓗ ᐃᓄᐃᓪᓗ ᐊᑦᓂᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᓂᖓᓂᒃ. ᓲᕐᓗ, ᐃᑲᔪᕈᐊᕋᒪ ᐊᑦᔭᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᖁᑉᔪᒍ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᒃᑎᐊᒥᐊᖅᒪᑦ, ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ. ᑭᖑᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᖃᖃᒃᑖᒥᐊᖅᒪᑦ ᒫᓐᓇ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᓅᑉ ᖃᓄᐃᖏᒃᑎᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓅᒃᑎᐊᓂᕐᒧᓪᓗ.”
ᑕᑯᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᐊᕈᕕᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐅᖃᖅᒪᖔᑦ ᐄᐳᕐ ᑐᕌᖓᔪᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒧᑦ, ᑕᑯᒍᒃ : AprilDutheil.tumblr.com
Originally from Haida Gwaii, I am a student at the University of British Columbia. My interest lies in health with a special emphasis on Northern health care issues. I believe that knowing your history is important, especially as they impact current experiences relating to personal health and well being.
To see what else April is saying about the project, check out her blog: AprilDutheil.tumblr.com
Edited by Jordan Konek the following video shows the Nanisiniq team in action.
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