June 29, 2011 by Jordan Konek Apologize - Mamiatunarniq (Ma-mi-at-tu-nar-niq) - It’s a lot harder for the person who is hurting you physically or mentally to hurt you again when you ihumagiyungniiq (forgive). Acceptance - Akauksarniq (Aka-uk-sar-niq) - Inuit accept new people to live in their communities and also accept their (guests) culture. Perseverance - Sapiliqtailiniq...
“when you’re bleeding through your nose. Take two rocks for each hand, let both...– (via jordan-konek)
Pikiuhaq– Egg picking (via hivulipta)
Auyaq– summer (via hivulipta)
Tiya– to slice meat starting from bottom and repeating it with an ulu until it has spread out, similiar to “butterflying” chicken breast (via hivulipta)
Quote of the day;– Nipku (sliced dry caribou meat)
June 16 2011 by Tamar Mukyunik Elder Louis Angalik of Department of Education came to class today and gave a brief explanation on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and here is what the paper says. Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) is an Inuit Elder’s perspective of their way of living and existing as a people. The Inuit culture and philosophy must view our existence from a holistic perspective. IQ is a...
Tamar interviewing Louis Angalik
June 14 2011 Notes by Tamar Mukyunik Welcome Angalik,. Tamar Mukyunik: When Arviat was a small community, do you remember it? Louis Angalik: I remember when it was a small community, my dad bought a boat, and they go out hunting for a very long time, they go out hunting for fish, seal, beluga. The animal skins were very useful to Inuit, they wore it, and they sold it. Inuit just don’t...
Jordan Konek Interviews Elder, Louis Angalik
June 15, 2011 notes by Tamar Mukyunik Jordan Konek: We are working with Nanisiniq and we interview Arviat Elders who used to live here before the settlement. Louis Angalik: I was born on the land. In june we’d come here. There weren’t much housing here, the only ones were Anglican, RCMP, HBC. JK:How is to have grown up on the land? LA: Makes you visualize in the spring time, the qimugyuk...
Interview with Henry Isluanik
June 14 2011 by Amy Owingayak Curtis Konek, a researcher from Arviat on Nanisiniq history project, interviewed Henry Isluanik about his knowledge on Inuit history. According to Henry, Inuit have great knowledge about the land, how to survive the Arctic and the animal’s routines. However, when the white people came to the Arctic at some point, they estimated how much animals there are...
June 9, 2011 by Tamar Mukyunik Taapkua tukihiavigit qaliuyaaqpainguniraqtauyut? Tamakkuatauq inuktut titirauhiugaluit kihianili titiraqlugit qablunauyaqtut uqalimaaqlugilli inuktuuqtuugaluit takiginnaqtut. Ipkuatut Inuvialuit tamakkuninga atugguniqat. Quvianakuni qaliuyaaqpainik titirayugavillu uqalimaahuravillu. Qablunaat uqalimaaqtuulluaqtut taapkuninga ammallu nipyaaqtuuluaqlunitigit...
Inuktitut or Inuktut?
June 9, 2011 by Tamar Mukyunik So, the Inuit say that we are proud of our language, our first language that is but have you ever really thought as an Inuk why the word “Inuktitut” is so widely used today across the new territory and a few in the southern cities? Inuktitut is a baby talk. It’s similiar to something like “Akmani or avani” (meaning over there). The level is the language is...
Inuk, Inulluavik and Inunguqainiq
June 9, 2011 by Tamar Mukyunik Yeah, here is another good one. Inuk; person or non-white, or Eskimo Inulluavik; Inuk blooded person or hard core Inuk who can think, work, act, talk, plan, laughs, sews, hunts, you name it is living truly the Inuk style Inunguqainiq; a child or a person whom is taught early or given skills and abilities of an Inuk. More like maturity. An inunguaq is known...
Pinilukpagit– Try your best (via hivulipta)
Taippumani / qangahaq– Back then / a long time ago (via hivulipta)
Allaqtuq– Clear blue skies (via hivulipta)
The Land of Ice and Snow - We're Cool Like That
June 9, 2011 by Jordan Konek In the land of ice and snow, everybody knows each other. We speak our own language and hope to keep it alive. We like to make sure that a ‘stranger’ feels warm and welcomed. Like when we went out for goose hunting, my grandmother stopped us from packing and told us “make sure that young lady is warm, ask her often to make sure that she is not cold”. When you think...
Nanisiniq: Arviat History Project - budding Inuit... →
Ottawa Trip with Nanisiniq group
June 7, 2011 by Amy Owingayak During the first week of May, Nanisiniq travelled to Ottawa to rediscover their history. There were four youth (Amy Owingayak, Jordan Konek, Curtis Konek and Patrick Pingushat) and one elder from Arviat (Martha Otokala) and also Frank Tester and April Dutheil from Vancouver that travelled together. I enjoyed the whole trip because everyone got along well and helped...
Uqauhiq– language (via hivulipta)
Piqquhiq– tradition (via hivulipta)
Ilitquhiq– culture (via hivulipta)
Iqqaqarniq– Developing ideas (via hivulipta)
Pinirratuyuq– eager, willing, potential, able, demonstrates well (via hivulipta)
ᐊᐱᖅᓱᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᑐᕐ ᐃᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ
ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᑯᕐᑎᓯ ᑯᓐᓂᒧᑦ ᐃᑉᓚᐅᓕᑦ 24, 2011 ᐃᑉᓚᐅᓕᑦ 14, 2011ᒥ ᐊᐱᖅᓱᓚᐅᖅᑐᖓ ᐱᑐᕐ ᐃᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓄᓯᕆᕙᓚᐅᒐᐃᒃᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᓯᖃᓕᕐᓂᕐᒥᒡᓗ “ᓄᑕᒥᒃ ᐃᓄᓯᕐᒥᒃ” ᐅᑉᓗᒥᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ, ᐱᑕᖃᓕᖅᑎᒃᖢᒍ ᓄᑕᓂᒃ ᐱᖁᑎᓂᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᕐᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ. ᐱᑐᕐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᓱᓇᒥᐊᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓄᓯᕆᕙᓚᐅᒐᐃᒃᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᐃᓐᓇᒥᐅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᒃᖢᒋᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᓚᐅᖅᒪᖓᕐᒥᒃ ᓄᑕᖃᓂ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᐃᔭᐅᒥᐊᖅᓯᒪᑎᒃᖢᒋᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᑦᖃᒥᑦᓂᒃ, ᐊᐅᓪᓚᐃᓗᒋᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᒃᒪᑦ. ᐱᑐᕐ ᐃᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᑕᖃᓂᒃ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᐃᔭᐅᒥᐊᕐᓂᑯᑉᓗᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒐᕐᔪᖕᒧᑦ. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓄᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᐃᓐᓇᒥ...
ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖏᑦ: ᐱᔭᒃᓴᖅ ᐊᖏᔪᖅ ᐱᒡᕕᒃᓴᑭᒃᑐᖅ
ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᔪᐊᕐᑕᓐ ᑯᓐᓂ ᐃᑉᓚᐅᓕᑦ 14 2011 ᑕᒻᓇ ᑎᑎᖃᖅ ᑐᕋᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓐᓇᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᓕᒡᔪᐊᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᑉ ᖃᖓᓴᖅ ᐱᖁᓯᒥᑦᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᑦᖁᓯᖏᑦᓂᒡᓗ. ᐊᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᒃᖢᐃᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᓄᑉ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᒐᐃᒃᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᑕᒃᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᕐᒥᒃ, ᐊᑐᕈᒋᔭᑦᔪᐊᒻᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᕈᒋᔭᒻᓂᒡᓗ ᓯᕗᓂᖏᒃᑕ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ. ᑕᒻᒪᐃᕋᓚᓴᕋᑉᑕ ᐃᓄᑉ ᐃᓕᑦᖁᓯᐊᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᔪᖕᓂᖅᑐᖃᕋᖓᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᓂᒃ. ᐃᓄᔪᖕᓂᓴᖅᑐᒃ ᒪᑯᓯ ᑲᓗᐊᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᔪᑉ ᒧᕐᔪᖕᓂᖅ ᐊᒃᑐᕆᔭᐅᔪᒃ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓄᑦ. ᑐᓂᓱᐊᖅᐸᒃᑲ ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᖕᓂᒻᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᐱᒋᕙᒃᑲᓗ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓚᖓᖅᑎᒃᖢᑕ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂᒃ. ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᖃᕈᐊᖅᐳᖓ ᐅᖃᕐᓗᖓ ᖃᓄᖅ...