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Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
Description

Official website of APTN, a national TV network in Canada, where programming is dedicated to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples, including documentaries, news, drama, education and entertainment. Some programs are in Indigenous languages including Cree, Dene and Inuktitut with occasional use of subtitles and French.

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Access to Justice for Indigenous Adult Victims of Sexual Assault

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Patricia Barkaskas
Sarah Hunt
Description
Includes discussion of the context of colonization, barriers to justice, needs of survivors, and promising practices and innovative models, as well as a case law review and analysis, and suggestions for moving forward.
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Angry Inuk

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Unikkaat Studios
National Film Board of Canada
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Bonnie Thompson
Qajaaq Ellsworth
EyeSteelFilm
Description
Award-winning documentary about the Inuit's battle against a new European Union seal ban in an effort to regain their economic independence. Duration: 1:22:19.
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Arctic Bay Atlas

Web Sites » Organizations
Description
Online community based atlas project. Contains audio map of 300 traditional place names in Inuktitut, interactive quest map, traditional maps and artist biographies with their artwork.
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At the Autumn River Camp: Part 1

Alternate Title
At the Autumn River Camp: Part One
Netsilik Series
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Quentin Brown
Description
Documentary shows traditional way of life for nomadic Netsilik Inuit moving to river valley in late autumn and, fishing, and building shelters out of snow and skins. Duration: 26:18.
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At the Autumn River Camp, Part 2

Alternate Title
At the Autumn River Camp, Part Two
Netsilik Series
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Quentin Brown
Description
Shows traditional way of life for nomadic Netsilik Inuit as they move again. The men construct an igloo and build a sleigh of skins, frozen fish and caribou antlers. Duration: 33:06.
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At the Caribou Crossing Place: Part 1

Alternate Title
At the Caribou Crossing Place: Part One
Netsilik Series
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Quentin Brown
Description
Shows the traditional way of life for nomadic Netsilik Inuit at camp in early autumn. A woman works on caribou hides, men return from hunting caribou and a boy is picking berries. Duration 30:17
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At the Caribou Crossing Place: Part 2

Alternate Title
At the Caribou Crossing Place: Part Two
Netsilik Series
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Quentin Brown
Description
Shows traditional nomadic way of life of the Netsilik Inuit at camp. In anticipation of the caribou hunt, they build a row of inukshuits, to aid in the hunt. Duration: 29:26
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At the Spring Ice Camp: Part 3

Alternate Title
At the Spring Ice Camp: Part Three
Netsilik Series
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Quentin Brown
Description
Shows traditional nomadic way of life of the Netsilik Inuit. Lone hunter travelling with sled dogs, snares a squirrel and uncovers hidden fish. Community packs up and moves to shore for the summer. Duration: 26:33.
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At the Spring Sea Ice Camp: Part 1

Alternate Title
At the Spring Sea Ice Camp: Part One
Netsilik Series
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Quentin Brown
Description
Shows traditional nomadic way of life of the Netsilik Inuit as as they travel across the sea ice by dog sled and build igloos. Boy practices throwing his spear and a woman makes sealskin boots. Duration: 26:40.
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At the Spring Sea Ice Camp: Part 2

Alternate Title
At the Spring Sea Ice Camp: Part Two
Netsilik Series
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Quentin Brown
Description
Shows traditional nomadic way of life of the Netsilik Inuit. Men hunt seal to skin, polar bear dries and people eat raw fish. Duration: 36:35.
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At the Winter Sea Ice Camp: Part 1

Alternate Title
At the Winter Sea Ice Camp: Part One
Netsilik Series
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Quentin Brown
Description
Shows traditional nomadic way of life of the Netsilik Inuit. A family travels with dogs and sleds stopping to make camp. The men cut blocks and the women shovel the site for the igloo. One of the men gets a seal. Duration: 35:42.
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At the Winter Sea Ice Camp: Part 2

Alternate Title
At the Winter Sea Ice Camp: Part Two
Netsilik Series
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Quentin Brown
Description
Shows traditional nomadic way of life of the Netsilik Inuit. Children at play, fixing of igloo, making clothes and a seal catch for the day. Duration: 36:16.
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At the Winter Sea Ice Camp: Part 3

Alternate Title
At the Winter Sea Ice Camp: Part Three
Netsilik Series
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Quentin Brown
Description
Shows traditional nomadic way of life of the Netsilik Inuit. A large community igloo is constructed, women work and play games with children. Seal cut up and distributed. Duration: 30:14.
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At the Winter Sea Ice Camp: Part 4

Alternate Title
At the Winter Sea Ice Camp: Part Four
Netsilik Series
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Robert Young
Quentin Brown
Description
Shows traditional nomadic life of the Netsilik Inuit. In a community igloo, women and men gamble at spear-the-peg game. The day ends with drumming and singing. Duration: 34:40.
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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

Alternate Title
Fast Runner Trilogy
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Zacharias Kunuk
Description
Acclaimed film based on an Inuit story about an evil shaman's curse which causes competition, conflict and death in the community of Igloolik. Includes English subtitles. Duration: 2:41:12
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Ava and the Little Folk: Book Study

Alternate Title
Ava and the Little Folk: Junior Book Study
Book Study (Nunavut Arctic College) Jr.
Uqalimaarummaq Reader
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Nunavut Arctic College
Description
Teacher's resource for use with primary students in Grades 4, 5, and 6. Goal is to improve literacy and communication skills while teaching about identity, friendship and community.
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Baker Lakes Superhero Businessman

Articles » General
Author/Creator
William Tagoona
Inuktitut, no. 97, Summer, 2005, pp. 14-21
Description
Profile of Peter Tapetai, owner of a successful trucking enterprise.
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Barbie Dilutes Our Heritage

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Taqralik Partridge
Inuktitut, no. 98, Fall, 2005, pp. 48-50
Description
Mattel's limited edition doll called Canada's Inuit Legends Barbie.
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Before Tomorrow

Alternate Title
The Fast Runner
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Arnait Video Collective
Jorn Riel
Stephane Rituit
Description
Third feature in The Fast Runner series portrays the adventures of two isolated Inuit families reuniting in 1840 for fishing season. Story is based on For Morgendaggen by Jorn Riel. English subtitles. Duration: 1:32:23.
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The Beginning of a Life on the Land

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Norman Nungaq
Inuktitut, no. 95, Winter, 2005, pp. 54-56
Description
Participant's description of the Canadian Armed Forces' Junior Canadian Rangers (JCR) program, which gives 12-18 old youth discipline and increased traditional knowledge.
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The Benefits of Amateur Haaki (Hockey)

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Jose A. Kusugak
Inuktitut, no. 96, Spring, 2005, pp. 65-66
Description
Author describes his experiences as an announcer at a weekend hockey tournament in Rankin Inlet (Kangiqliniq).
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Between Two Worlds

Alternate Title
Unikkausivut - Sharing Our Stores: Between Two Worlds
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Barry Greenwald
Barbara Sears
Description
Documentary of Joseph Idlout's life as a symbol of the Inuit. Duration: 57:45.
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Billy Day Awarded NAAA

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Mosha Folger
Inuktitut, no. 100, Spring, 2006, pp. 6-7
Description
National Aboriginal Achievement Award (NAAA) presented to Inuvialut Elder who advocated for Arctic environmental preservation.
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Brains Before Brawn?

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Lisa Kiperqualuk
Inuktitut, no. 100, Spring, 2006, pp. 38-46
Description

Discusses the benefits of physical activity.

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Bringing Light to a Dark Topic

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Marion Soublière
Inuktitut, no. 96, Spring, 2005, pp. 11-12
Description
Brief article on the young cast of Forever To Say Good-Bye who performed at the Labrador Creative Arts Festival in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland.
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Building a Kayak, Part 1

Alternate Title
Building a Kayak, Part One
Netsilik Series
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Quentin Brown
Description
Shows the traditional nomadic way of life of the Netsilik Inuit depicting men building a kayak on the shore. Duration: 32:20.
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Building a Kayak, Part 2

Alternate Title
Building a Kayak, Part Two
Netsilik Series
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Quentin Brown
Description
Shows the traditional nomadic way of life of the Netsilik Inuit. Men finish building the kayak. Duration: 32:46.
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Celebrate Spring!

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Mosha Folger
Inuktitut, no. 100, Spring, 2006, pp. 10-17
Description
Four springtime photos by Nick Newbery, a high school teacher in the eastern Arctic.
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Celebrating Indigenous Languages

Web Sites » Virtual Exhibits
Author/Creator
Google Earth
Description
This interactive Google Earth project is a guided tour that introduces the user to over 80 Indigenous languages from around the globe. At each point on the map the user can view a photo and bio of an Indigenous language speaker from that region and listen to clips of them speaking their language.
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Ceremony Marks Agreement

Articles » General
Author/Creator
David Joanasie
Rosa Harris-Adler
Emanuel Lowi
Inuktitut, no. 99, Winter, 2006, p. 7
Description
Brief report on December 1, 2006 ceremonies held to mark the effective date of the Labrador Final Land Claims Agreement.
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Climate Change: It's Up to the Youth

Articles » General
Author/Creator
David Joanasie
Rosa Harris-Adler
Emanuel Lowi
Inuktitut, no. 99, Winter, 2006, p. 5
Description
Discusses the International Youth Summit held prior to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.
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Co-op Healthy Foods Corner and Meal Packages: A Partnership Among Community Members, a Grocery Store, and Community Radio in Pangnirtung, Nunavut

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Cassandra Racicot-Matta
Markus Wilcke
Oleepika Nashalik
Grace Egeland
International Journal of Indigenous Health, vol. 9, no. 2, Inuit Health and Well-Being, 2012, pp. 76-79
Description
Looks at a successful program that provided frozen uncooked nutritional country foods packaged to feed two to four people at a price point lower than commercially prepared frozen dinners. NOTE: Also published as Journal of Aboriginal Health, Summer, 2015.
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Commemorating LIA Agreement at ITK

Articles » General
Inuktitut, no. 96, Spring, 2005, pp. S7-9
Description
Brief article about the signing ceremony which included stories regarding the meaning of the land claims agreement.
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Criss-Crossing Canada

Articles » General
Inuktitut, no. 96, Spring, 2005, pp. S1-3
Description
Describes Inuit Tapiriit Kanatmai (ITK) president Jose Kusugak's national speaking campaign between May 2004 and early 2005 to raise Canadian public awareness about Inuit issues.
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Disconnected in Mexico

Articles » General
Author/Creator
David Joanasie
Inuktitut, no. 96, Spring, 2005, p. 62
Description

Experiences of an Inuit artist performing at a Canadian food festival held in a Chinese restaurant in Mexico City.

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Earth's Egg

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Jose A. Kusugak
Inuktitut, no. 99, Winter, 2006, p. 49
Description
Brief description how birds use rocks to trigger egg production and theories about why seals pound the bottom of ice with rocks.
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The Echoing Drum

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Lucasi Eqilaq
Inuktitut, no. 83, 1998, pp. 37-43
Description
Short story of love by Inuk author.
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Editor's Introduction

Alternate Title
The Transcultural Education of American Indian and Alaska Native Children: Teachers and Students in Transaction
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Damian A. McShane
Peabody Journal of Education, vol. 61, no. 1, The Transcultural Education of American Indian and Alaska Native Children, Autumn, 1983, pp. 1-5
Description
Issue focuses on learning and exploring different aspects of cross cultural variables within education.
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