1. Inuit Residential School Histories and the New Nunavut Social Studies Curriculum


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    Cathy McGregor, Nunavut Department of Education; Liz Fowler, Government of Nunavut; Heather E. McGregor, UBC; and Sarah Daitch, University of Victoria, presenting at Sty-Wet-Tan, First Nations House of Learning at UBC on September 17, 2013. This was a Michael Cromer Memorial Lecture co-sponsored by UBC’s Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness, Indigenous Education Institute of Canada, and Ts”kel Indigenous Graduate Studies.

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    • Au Gré de la Plume Arctique VOD


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      VERSION FRANÇAIS. Also available: ESPAÑOL,KOREAN,PORTUGUÊS,CHINESE: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/peoplefeather-international ENGLISH: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/peopleofafeather Mettant en scène de magnifiques images capturées en sept hivers passés dans l'arctique canadien, Au gré de la plume Arctique vous transporte à travers le temps dans le monde des Inuits des Îles Belcher, dans la Baie d'Hudson. Une relation unique avec les canards eiders traverse leur passé, présent et futur. Le duvet d'eider, la plus chaude plume au monde, permet aux Inuits et aux canards de survivre le dur hiver arctique. Des mises en scènes recréant la vie traditionnelle sont juxtaposées avec des scènes de la vie moderne à Sanikiluaq, alors que les Inuits et les eiders font face aux défis posés par une banquise et des courants marins en changement, perturbés par les gigantesques barrages hydroélectriques qui alimentent en électricité New York et d'autres villes majeures de l'est de l'Amérique du Nord. En montrant comment une technologie aussi simple qu'une plume permet la survie, une communauté de subsistance mets au défis le monde de trouver de nouvelles solutions énergétiques qui fonctionneraient avec les saisons de notre cycle hydrologique. Official Website and Trailer: www.peopleofafeather.com Proceeds support our registered charity: www.arcticeider.com

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      • People of a Feather - The Award Winning Feature Film from the Canadian Arctic VOD


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        Featuring stunning footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes you through time into the world of the Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Canada's Hudson Bay. Connecting past, present and future is a unique relationship with the eider duck. Eider down, the warmest feather in the world, allows both Inuit and bird to survive harsh Arctic winters. Traditional life is juxtaposed with modern challenges as both Inuit and eiders confront changing sea ice and ocean currents disrupted by the massive hydroelectric dams powering New York and eastern North America. Inspired by Inuit ingenuity and the technology of a simple feather, the film is a call to action to implement energy solutions that work with nature.

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        • Be Smile: The Stories of Two Urban Inuit


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          "Be Smile" tells the stories of two Inuit men, Thomas and Isaac, who live on the streets of Montreal. Their urban lives are a result of Canada’s long history of attempts to unmake an ancient aboriginal culture. We hear about childhood hunting expeditions and a lost nomadic way of life, about sexual abuse and alcohol addiction, about the effects of the Christian Church on the Inuit worldview. But we also see remnants of an indigenous wisdom that persists despite the trials of colonization. In the face of all miseries, Thomas and Isaac resolve to “be smile.” See the trailer at http://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/be-smile-stories-two-urban-inuit or at http://www.isuma.tv/comm-202-project/be-smile-trailer-robert-s-lewis REVIEW: MONTREAL MIRROR, JANUARY 2007 “It takes a certain kind of creative genius to look at an old situation with new eyes. Be Smile tells the remarkable story of two Inuit men who live on and off the streets of Montreal, who at times sleep on the filmmaker's floor, who paint murals on apartment walls, who wrestle with addiction and the residue of trauma in a (post)colonial and largely uncaring Canadian society, and who remain enough a part of a larger Inuit community in Montreal to attend regular feasts of traditional food. Even more remarkable, the Inuit men who are the subjects of the film were invited to participate in the editing of the film, making this a document not only about but by individuals who are often overlooked as we walk by their outstretched hands.”

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          • Amarok's Song


            from Ole Gjerstad / Added

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            He was registered by the government as Samson Quinangnaq, but Amarok – “Wolf” in Inuktitut – is his true hunter’s name. He was of the Okusuqsalikmiut, the Soapstone People, who lived along the Back River in the so-called Barrenlands west of the Hudson’s Bay. When repeated famines struck in the 1950’s, Amarok and his family were moved from their traditional lands into the nascent settlement of Baker Lake, and their lives changed forever. This is the story of their survival, and their revival, as artists and hunters whose indomitable spirit carried them through some very difficult decades. With my Inuk co-director Tunalaq (Martin) Kreelak, we go on a journey with four generations of a proud people who turn a corner to face a better future.

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            • WEBINAR: Innovative Approaches to Inuit Learning


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              On April 18, 2013 The Collaborative Circle on Education and Youth Leadership hosted a webinar that had a main focus on Inuit Education which was part of a planned three-part initiative dedicated to providing a forum for individually exploring the landscape of First Nations, Inuit and Métis education in Canada. In, December 2012, was the first segment focusing on First Nations Education, and the last segment which will focus on Métis Education will be in September 2013. Participants have had the change to learn about the Inuit Education Strategy, specifically the launch of Amaujaq National Centre for Inuit Education and hear from three amazing speakers showcasing the innovative approaches to improving Inuit education in Canada today.

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              • Silent Snow Portuguese subtitles


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                • Silent Snow VOD


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                  A film by Jan van den Berg and Pipaluk Knudsen-Ostermann, a drsFILM production. The Silent Snow project aims to raise awareness of pollution caused by persistent pollutants and consists of both a short film and a feature length documentary by Dutch filmmaker Jan van den Berg, educational material for schools and this website. The project aims to portray the people that are affected most, by what turns out to be a structural pollution of the entire global environmental system. The Arctic plains are an eminent example of nature’s untouched beauty: an endless nothing in which only few know how to survive. But a silent assassin is destroying the Inuit community in Greenland. Chemical residues from all over the world accumulate here invisibly, poisoning both humans and animals. By ocean currents and attached to snow, pesticides like DDT are carried northbound into Inuit land, causing illness and premature death. More info: www.silentsnow.org

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                  • Naklin


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                    Naklin Directed and Written By Grannell Knox, Jr. Starring Zeke Eagan With Madeline G. Bugeau - Heartt Director of Photography and Editor, Grannell Knox, Jr. Producer Grannell Knox, Jr. Assistant Producer David Haug Original Music By Joseph P. Bussiere http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3647254/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 http://www.naklinfilm.com for inquiries about the film or to purchase a DVD copy please contact: raccoonsarenotafraidofpeople@gmail.com

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                    • Qimmit: A Clash of Two Truths


                      from Ole Gjerstad / Added

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                      For more than a thousand years, the Inuit and their dogs were inseparable. For hunting, travel, fur and even food, the nomadic people depended on their dog teams for survival. But when the nomadic lifestyle came to a sudden end, fifty years ago, things changed, and soon after there were nearly no dogs left alive. What happened? It’s taken two generations to be able to ask this painful question, and to examine the near-extinction of the Canadian Inuit dogs. As a truth commission travels across the territory of Nunavut, anger, bitterness and fear resurface, and “objective” truth is elusive. But in the background, the dogs are staging their comeback.

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