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Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Qaunaq Palluq / ᖃᐅᓐᓇᖅ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ (Inuktitut)

Qaunaq Palluq tells a story about his parents travelling to another camp during winter and an avalanche that struck as they stopped for a break. When Mary plays this story for Qaunaq’s wife Igah Palluq, Igah shares more about how the family survived the ordeal and the hardship that followed. ᖃᐅᓐᓇᖅ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐ ᐃᓚᖏ ᓴᐅᔭᐅᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᑕᒫᕐᑎᓗᒋᑦ. ᐊᕐᓇᖓ ᐊᐃᒡᒐ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ ᑐᓵᑎᓚᐅᕐᓱᓂᐅᑉ, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:31:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Another Unknown Man / ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑐ ᐊᖑᑎᐅ (Inuktitut)

Another unknown man from our archives shares his knowledge on the various types of snow, their names, and the differences between them. Mary hopes listeners recognize the man’s voice and can help her connect with his family. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑐ ᐊᖑᑎᐅ ᐊᑎᖓ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖏᓐᓇᑯ ᖃᐅᔨᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᒍᒪᕗᖓ, ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑐ ᐊᐳᑎᐅᑉ ᑕᐃᒎᓯᖏᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖏᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ. ᑖᓱᒪᐅᑉ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑑᑉ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᓈᓚᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᒍᒪᕗᖓᓗ.
  • 2020
  • 00:21:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Unknown Woman / ᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᐊᑎᖓ (Inuktitut)

An unknown woman from our archives retells a story she was told about the Qallupilluk: a creature that would capture children and pull them into the sea. The tale is told to discourage kids from playing on floating ice, and Mary wants to know if listeners can help identify our storyteller. ᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᐊᑎᖓ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖏᓐᓇᑯ, ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑎᓗᒍ ᖃᓪᓗᐱᓘᑉ ᒥᒃᓵᓄ, ᐊᒪᕐᓯᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂᓪᓗ. ᓯᒃᔭᕐᓯᖃᑕᕐᑐᓄ ᐅᓕᒃᑲᐅᒥᕆᔭᖓ, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Isaaki Padlayat / ᐊᐃᓴᑭ ᐹᑦᓚᔮ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑐ (Inuktitut)

Isaaki Padlayat talks about how Inuit had a simple life before outsiders arrived. No matter how much hardship there was, Inuit were comfortable with their ways. When Mary reaches Isaaki’s younger brother Josepi Padlayat, Josepi tells her that his late brother believed Inuit had the skills to survive. ᐊᐃᓴᑭ ᐹᑦᓚᔮ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑐ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖃᓚᐅᕐᑎᓇᒍ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᑦᓯᐊᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ. ᐊᐃᓴᑭᐅ ᓄᑲᖓ ᔫᓯᐱ ᐹᑦᓚᔮ ᑐᓵᑎᓚᐅᑉᐸᐅ ᐅᖃᕐᓱᓂᓗ ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Stephen Kootoo / ᓯᑏᕙ ᑰᑑ (Inuktitut)

Stephen Kootoo tells a story about how hunters knew when the conditions were right to go hunting. When Mary plays the story for Stephen’s daugher Leetia Kootoo, Leetia talks about how she was taught this knowledge by her father. ᓯᑏᕙ ᑰᑑ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑐ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᓄᕇ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᕆᕙᑕᖏᓐᓂ. ᓖᑎᐊ ᑰᑑ ᑐᓵᑎᓚᐅᕐᑕᖓ, ᐃᖃᐅᒪᓂᖃᓚᐅᕐᑐ ᖃᓗ ᐊᑖᑕᖓ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᕆᓚᐅᕐᑕᖏᓐᓂ.
  • 2020
  • 00:26:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Unknown Man / ᐊᖑᑎ ᐅᓕᒃᑳᕐᑐ (Inuktitut)

An unknown man from our archives tells a story about how to interpret the wind, and the things it can tell you. Mary asks listeners to help her find the name of the storyteller. ᐊᖑᑎ ᐅᓕᒃᑳᕐᑐ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖏᓐᓇᑯ, ᐊᓄᕆᐅᑉ ᐱᐅᓯᖓᓂ ᐅᓂᑳᕐᑐ, ᓈᓚᑐ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᕐᐸᑕ ᑭᓇᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᒍᒪᕗᖓ.
  • 2020
  • 00:16:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Nauya Tassugat / ᓇᐅᔭ ᑕᓱᒐ (Inuktitut)

Nauya Tassugat tells a story about working hard, getting your dogteam ready and the importance of helping others. When Mary plays the story for Nauya’s daughter Rebecca Panikpa, she remembers the caribou and seal skin clothes she wore as a girl, and the work her dad did to harvest those animals. ᓇᐅᔭ ᑕᓱᒐ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑐ ᐊᖅᓱᕉᑎᐅᕙᓚᐅᕐᑐ, ᕿᒻᒥᓂᓗ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᖃᕐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᖃᑎᒌᓐᓂ ᐱᒻᓚᕆᐅᓂᖓᓂ. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:25:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Simonie Alainga / ᓴᐃᒨᓂ ᐊᓚᐃᖓ (Inuktitut)

Simonie Alainga tells a story about the oddities he’s observed with shadow people and little people. When Mary plays the story for Simonie’s son, Pitseolak Alainga, he tells her how Simonie did most of his storytelling and teaching on the land. ᓴᐃᒨᓂ ᐊᓚᐃᖓ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑎᓗᒍ ᑕᕐᕆᐊᓱᐃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᒐᒍᓪᓕᒐᐃᑦ ᒥᑦᓵᓄ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕐᑎᓗᒍ. ᓴᐃᒨᓂᐅ ᐃᕐᓂᖓ ᑐᓵᑎᓚᐅᕐᐸᐅ ᐊᑖᑕᖓᑕ ᐅᓕᒃᑳᖓᓂ. ᐱᑦᓯᐅᓛ ᐅᖃᖅᓯᒪᔪ ᐊᑖᑕᖓ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖃᑕᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᒦᖃᑕᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂᓗ.
  • 2020
  • 00:44:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Inuk Butterfly

Olivia Lya Thomassie is an Inuk woman following her path through art. Beading, photography and tattooing are her defense against prejudice and difficulty. This documentary explores her complex search for identity in the face of culture shock. Her resilience and her thirst for adventure mirror the flight of a butterfly in nature or in the immense urban landscape. In French ...
  • 2020
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020

The Secret Life of Canada The Secret Life of the North

Nunavut has the largest land mass out of all the provinces and territories in Canada – and yet, it is an area that many of us know the least about. In this episode, we look at the forced relocation of the Inuit, the Eskimo Identification System, and the dog slaughter perpetuated by the Canadian government. How has the North been ...
  • 2018
  • 00:35:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The National As Nunavut struggles with food insecurity, students step up to help feed their peers

Food prices in Canada's north are so high that seven out of 10 young people there go hungry. A Nunavut high school is now trying to fight this food insecurity with a free hot lunch program run by the school's food studies class.
  • 2019
  • 00:04:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/13/2019

The National Marvel's newest superhero Snowguard is an Inuit teen

The Toronto writer who brought her to life is not Indigenous, but made sure the character was true to her Inuit background.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:25
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/11/2018

CBC Docs POV Angry Inuk

A new generation of Inuit, armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, challenge anti-sealing groups. They are pushing for a sustainable way to take part in the global economy, but in opposition stands an army of well-funded activists and well-meaning celebrities. Filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and her cameras travel through the Canadian Arctic, giving voice to the ...
  • 2016
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/04/2018

CBC News #Beyond94 – Why language is vital for this Inuk residential school survivor

Inuk residential school survivor Jack Anawak once fired back at a fellow MP who criticized his speaking Inuktitut in the House of Commons.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2018

The National The Road to Tuktoyaktuk

After years of a seasonal ice road and four years of construction, there will soon be an actual road to the Arctic Ocean. Journalist David Common looks at Tuktoyaktuk, a small predominately Inuit/Inuvialuit community of 800 people used to a life centered around the land. How will easy year-long access in and out change their lives for better and worse?
  • 2017
  • 00:05:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2017

Canada: The Story of Us The Canadian Experiment (1976-1999)

Canada seeks to navigate the complexities of its diverse population, keeping its borders open to those who have nowhere else to turn while trying to negotiate a new relationship with Indigenous peoples. This unique example of nationhood serves as an example for the world as Canada moves into the 21st century. Features stories/events include: the Vietnamese boat people, the Oka ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

True North Calling The Future

A young woman scrambles to finish a TV show against all the hurdles the north provides, while everyone else prepares for the next season.
  • 2017
  • 00:21:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2017

True North Calling New Beginnings

A TV producer in Iqaluit struggles to make a show entirely in Inuktitut as the farmers get a long-awaited addition to the farm.
  • 2017
  • 00:21:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2017

True North Calling Next Steps

An Inuvik-based tour operator begins a bold new adventure, while in Iqaluit a community leader takes another brave step toward his political career.
  • 2017
  • 00:21:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/16/2017

True North Calling Taking Risks

In the series premiere a young man leads change in Iqaluit, while in Inuvik another risks it all for a bold new idea.
  • 2017
  • 00:21:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/16/2017

The Nature of Things Trapped in a Human Zoo Classroom Favourites

A forgotten diary tells the misadventures of Abraham and seven Inuit from Labrador, caught in the world of human zoos in Europe of the 19th century. Thirty-five thousand indigenous people from around the world were recruited for these zoos. 130 years later, two anthropological sleuths, team up to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of these Inuit. A new chapter is ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/10/2016

Survive the Tribe Arctic Endurance

In one of the most extreme and frozen places on Earth, Hazen attempts to master the skills that have allowed the Inuit to survive in Arctic Canada for thousands of years. As he battles sub-zero temperatures, Hazen must prove himself by mastering a dog sled team and honing his igloo-building skills before he can join an elite Inuit hunter to ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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Ideas Abraham's Diary (Part 2 of 2)

In 2007 Canadian Inuit representatives travelled to Europe to explain the seal hunt. They were not well understood. Another group of Labrador Inuit had gone to Europe more than a century earlier, in 1880. They were not well understood either. Displayed in the Berlin zoo, these eight "little eskimos" attracted viewers by the thousands. Chris Brookes tells the story of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:54:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

Ideas Abraham's Diary (Part 1 of 2)

In 2007 Canadian Inuit representatives travelled to Europe to explain the seal hunt. They were not well understood. Another group of Labrador Inuit had gone to Europe more than a century earlier, in 1880. They were not well understood either. Displayed in the Berlin zoo, these eight "little eskimos" attracted viewers by the thousands. Chris Brookes tells the story of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:53:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

CBC | Radio-Canada (Eng) Our Games: The Arctic Winter Games

Every year since 1970, athletes from around the circumpolar world have gathered for a week of friendly competition, camaraderie and cultural exhibition. This documentary profiles five athletes competing in the 2000 Arctic Winter Games – sports that have their origin in the Inuit and Dene culture. Teams from Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Russia gather for the week to compete in traditional ...
  • 2000
  • 00:49:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/27/2014