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Hivulivut: Museum of Anthropology →
We met with Susan at the Vancouver UBC Museum of Anthropology. She guided us through the behind the scenes and a tour of the arctic artifacts. This museum is super clean and looks so rich. There are lots and lots of arctic artifacts to see in there. Many of the things we saw were like soapstone…
Amy Owingayak: First Weekend in Vancouver →
When we arrived to Vancouver on Thursday, August 12th everyone was pretty tired from travelling. However, we did have a good time in Yellowknife looking at the documents at the Prince of Whales Archives. On friday the 13th, we started to research at the Vancouver Archives at the School of Social Work UBC. The participants started off with a subject to research about and then looked at...
Elizabeth Mukyungnik: My Weekend in Vancouver →
Well it’s very hot here. All the group members who are participating from Nanisiniq can’t handle the weather here. It is really way too hot for us (the Inuit from Nunavut). But overall, we are enjoying our stay here. On Saturday August 14th, we drove out to the Aquarium building where we get to see all kinds of animals from Arctic. One animal from arctic was 55 year’s old ( Belugas). It is...
Hivulivut: Vancouver →
The Nanisiniq Group are staying at Walter Gage Residence. A place with 6 rooms and a shared living room. We have breakfast pass and eat at another building. But I usually like to make my own breakfast and cook my own eggs and toast. Saves me a walk. Food has been bought for our other meals at the…
Amy Owingayak: August 13th: Archives →
Since the beginning of my research I have been looking at the Donald Marsh documents. I found it interesting when I first heard about Marsh serving the Inuit in the 1900s. He moved to different parts of the Arctic but spent the 18 years in Arviat, or what was then known as Eskimo Point. Donald Marsh was a salesman in London’s convent gardens and after graduating from Emmanuel College, he was...
My life: Vancouver →
Today I read from archives that were from the 1920s to 1960s. The Inuit had really good health. The only bad part was the the woman had bad teeth from chewing leather. In Vancouver, Robert and I, we walked around a bit to check out the area. We saw 4 raccoons eating from the trash. When we returned to the place where we are staying, we saw a black squirrel. There are a lot of students here...
Robert Mukyungnik: Education for Eskimos →
History of education… when Eskimos went to school they taught each other by using Eskimo syllabics. 26 Eskimo families were put into the settlement and their kids went to school for education. In late August, families who lived around the coast had to move inland in order to survive the upcoming winter. During this time the kids who were in the education program had to be with their parents,...
Hivulivut: Reading through historical documents;... →
This afternoon (Aug 13, 2010) the team spent their day in April’s office reading over historical documents of Eskimo Point. The files go back to like 1940’s and on. There are so much more but these are the ones we started off with today. I read on developments of Eskimo Point. Below is a…
Elizabeth Mukyungnik: Archiving in BC →
Well, we are still hanging on! Nanisiniq participants are archiving in the School of Social Work UBC in Vancouver, (we have just arrived last night, yaay no more traveling for the next 9 days). I found more documents this morning on the Hudson’s Bay Company, the people of Ennadai Lake and information on the lives of “eskimos” before they moved out to Arviat. While I...
Now I believe
hivulipta: Susan Irving, Prince of Wales; Yellowknife, N.W.T.; Aug 12, 2010 We went on a tour of archeology art collection sculpture prints art work paintings In the store room there was this very large tusk we saw on a shelf. There were two of them, but the most biggest one was a tusk of a mammoth. Having seen with my two eyes and having it touched it with my two hands, now I believe...
My life: Archives →
We have been studying archives related to the history of Nunavut (documents and photos) at the Prince of Wales Heritage Center in Yellowknife. Susan and Rebbecca gave us a tour. We saw old Inuit carvings, Inuit clothing, artwork, an old dinosaur bone that was over a million years old, and ceramic pots. We saw so many things that were collected from the NWT and Nunavut over the years.
Elizabeth Mukyungnik: Group In YellowKnife(N.W.T) →
“Group of Nanisiniq”- our supervisor (from BC) April Dutheil and the Nanisiniq students (from Arviat, Nunavut): Tamar Mukyunik, Joseph Thompson, Robert Mukyungnik, Amy Owingayak, and myself here, Elizabeth Mukyungnik arrived to YellowKnife Sunday of Aug 8. We are here to find out more about archiving. On Monday we started archiving. The archivist, Ian, talked to us first about on how...
Amy Owingayak: Arviat History Project: Yellowknife... →
As a group, Tamar, Elizabeth, Joseph, Robert, myself and April arrived in Yellowknife on the 8th of August. The group stays at the Embleton B&B which is a very nice place. The owners Faith and Ken are nice people. We have been spending time at the Prince of Wales Heritage Centre researching with archival documents. The group will be spending the last day, tomorrow morning and in the...
Hivulivut: Travelling to Yellowknife →
Inuk, panik, Robert, Joseph, David and I started travelling on Sunday, August the 8th. First we took the Calm Air flight to Winnipeg. We waited three hours. Had some lunch at the terminal and just lounging around. Having gone through the security we headed for Air Canada but we were heading…
Hivulivut: Digging out Information →
Today, August the 09th, 2010 the students of Nanisiniq; Arviat History Project came to the Prince of Wales ~ Archives. Ian, the Senior Archivist showed us around the library and explained how the archives are used. The library is not for lending like they do at a public library, you must use…
My life: Nanisiniq goes to Yellowknife →
My class and I, we have left our home town (Arviat, Nunavut), on Aug 08, to go to Yellowknife, NWT. We left Arviat in the morning to Churchill Manitoba, then we went on another plane to Winnipeg, to Calgary, on that same night we arrived to Yellowknife. The best time I had was in Winnipeg and…