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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

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

News in Review - October 2002 Survival of the Inuktitut Language

Through the forces of modernization, the Inuit in Northern Canada are losing their language. We follow attempts to connect people from all areas where Inuktitut is spoken in a campaign to revitalize and preserve their native means of communication.
  • 2002
  • 00:14:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2002

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