Inuit Survival Skills that will Save your Life in the Arctic
by Curtis Konek
My name is Curtis Konek. I am an Inuk from Arviat, Nunavut and I am also in the Canadian Rangers.
This video clip is for people who are going to experience the Arctic for the first time. This is a good way to show how Inuit survived and continue to survive in the Arctic for so many years. I want to share Inuit knowledge and survival skills, and show people that traditional Inuit clothing is very reliable and important to Inuit.
Special thanks to the Nunavut Research Institute, Nunavut Arctic College, and Jamie Bell!
Camera one operator: April Dutheil
Camera two operator: Amy Owingayak
June 1, 2011
Introducing the world premier of Arviat Elder, Martha Otokala’s music video “Martha’s Gang.” Martha is a two-time teen dance competition champion, Nanisiniq team leader, and a great person to be around. Jordan Konek and the Nanisiniq crew created this video with Martha during their recent trip to Ottawa.
April 24th, 2011
The participants of the Nanisiniq: Arviat History Project discuss the use of the word “Eskimo” in academic papers and historical documents.
We are reading the paper by Jarich Oosten and David Serkoak (from Arviat), ” ‘The saddest time of my life’: Relocating the Ahiarmiut from Ennadai Lake (1950-1958)” Check out the paper here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/47636435/The-saddest-time-of-my-life’-relocating-the-Ahiarmiut-from-Ennadai-Lake-1950–1958
Check out more photos from today on the Nanisiniq blogsite: http://nanisiniq.tumblr.com/
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