Arviat History Project in Kivalliq News Headlines →
Arviat History Project in Carleton's University... →
Paddy: Interview with former commissioner of NWT. →
We interviewed the former commissioner of NWT who is John Parker, he was a commissioner when most important problems were happening in the past of Arctic. He became a commissioner in 1966 to 1978. When Parker was a commissioner, a lot of problems were happening. Such as Tuberculosis, housing,…
Frank Tester's Arctic Ramblings: A Historical... →
If you spend a lot of time talking with Inuit Elders, you will quickly learn that the way Inuit and Inuit culture was portrayed by Qablunaat writing (and using photography), historically, leaves the reader or viewer with a very different impression of what was going on than what you get when Elders are listened to. ᐅᖃᖃᑎᖃᕋᔪᑦᑯᕕᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖏᑦᓂᒃ, ᑐᑭᓯᐊᓪᓚᒥᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᐱᖁᓰᑕ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᒪᑦ ᖃᑉᓗᓈᓄᑦ...
Hivulivut: Protecting Language →
hivulipta: Each Wednesday afternoon Mary Atuat Thompson, a local singer/songwriter is hosting a radio program to Protect the Language of Inuktut. She is also the mother of Joseph Thompson who is part of the Nanisiniq; Arviat History Project. This couple hours of preserving the language is a volunteer given…
Elizabeth Mukyungnik: Finally meeting again. →
elizabethmm: We as a group are finally meeting at last, we gather at Tamar’s which is a really fun. She really makes us comfortable whenever we come over too, I really like this! Well we are still doing the job. We are now doing the pictures which we have to name. We are now done thinking of where we are going to go and interview, we will be going over to my dad’s this coming Monday....
I learned how to do video editing, I know how the crossfading works, adding text to the video, changing the video and sound, credit roll. We have been watching Inuit movies, ‘The Necessities of Life’, it’s about an Inuk who was brought to the hospital in the city from his home town because he had TB. And the other movie we watched was ‘Kikkik’, it’s about an Inuk woman who was in court...
My life: Wildlife →
arluq: Eric from the Vancouver Aquarium did an phone conference with Tamar and I. He wants more knowledge about the Inuit and the wildlife. The elders here were discussing about how the aquarium works, we will be working with him here in Arviat. We will be taking some pictures of the north and maybe some videos about the people and the animals. Because animals are still very important to...
Editing was a really hard job for me, but I made it and we are done doing it. First I thought I couldn’t understand, I was like could you show me one more time and could you do it over and over, so thanks to Pat and the lady (I forget her name). It was my pleasure to understand editing. I have no time to do more blogging so I’ll get bck to it.
Amy Owingayak: The Book of Wisdom →
First of all I’d like to say that Inuit were treated back then as if they were stupid. They knew how to hunt well and how to survive on the land but then, what did they get? White people writing them a book of wisdom which Inuit already had! From reading the documents we have been looking at, Inuit stayed quiet and tried to listen to the White people giving them step by step to try and become...
Hivulivut: Under the Stars Theatre →
April had bought us tickets to see a very fabulous theatre that’s been running for 63 years but for us it was our first time to attend this awesome show which titled “Joseph and his coat of many colors” technicolor dream. The play is outside, under the stars. You can either sit on chairs assigned or bring your blanket and watch from a hillside as you lie down or relax. There are some goodies...
August 16th- Finally in Vancouver by Patrick...
Good afternoon, I finally got to Vancouver on the 16th of August, I was suppose to get here on the 12th of August. The mother nature kept me home for another 4 days, I’ve been enjoying my time since I got here. I’ve been attending some activities with the group so far, I’ve also read about the people who went down south for the treatment for the tuberculosis. Some of...
Hivulivut: Interviewing Fomer Commissioner Stuart... →
The Nanisiniq; Arviat History Project had a chance to interview a Former Commissioner of the N.W.T., Stuart Hodgson recently. Mr. Hodgson is now 86 years of age and his son drove him here and accompanied him to the most important interview. We met at the Green Building, an old house built many years ago. The setting was in a large living room, next door to Professor Frank James Tester’s old...
Hivulivut: Vancouver Aquarium →
On Sunday, August 14 we departed for the Vancouver Aquarium to meet with the Vice President, Conservation, Research & Education, Eric Solomon to discuss the Arctic Marine Animals placed in here. There are connections with the environment, social and more that are tied together. Discussions on climate change, communications to open channels to the audience nationally. They would like to...
Nanisiniq Participants with former commissioner of... →
April Diamond Dutheil: Inuktitut language courses... →
The visit to MOA began with a “behind the scenes” tour of the museum’s collection of Inuit and Arctic artifacts, led by Sue Rowley, Curator of Arctic Archeology. After, we were led on a general tour of the museum by two youth tour guides who are working at the museum as part of the Native Youth…
Museum in Vancouver.
The Nanisiniq group went to the Museum of Anthropology to do some touring. During the tour I found some of my family’s soap stone carvings and saw my late grand-mother’s carving. My late grandmother is Elizabeth Aulatjut. I also saw my aunt, Mary Anowtalik’s carving. I was surprised to see the carvings that been made by my relatives. After seeing the soapstone carvings, we also got...
Amy Owingayak: Museum of Anthropology →
The group went to the Museum of Anthropology to look at some old artifacts. First of all, it was interesting to look at some old tools that were used to survive and also looking at clothing and different tools used in different parts of the world. I enjoy looking at different cultures and learning about what they do or what they believe because we’re all different people and it is good to...
My life: Museum →
Yesterday we went to Museum of Anthropology, UBC. There are a lot of Inuit and Native carvings and totem poles. We even learned a lot about Vancouver history too, about how Natives settled in the BC area. Last night Patrick and I went for a very long walk, just to check out what the other parts of Vancouver look like. We walked through a long highway, dark highway without street lights, it...