This is the story of the Caribou Inuit family who were Canada's last nomads. With the voices of three generations, they tell of their journey from an independent life hunting on the Keewatin tundra to the present, when they take the reins of the new territory of Nunavut on April 1, 1999. "Amarok's song" speaks through three distinct voices. Elders, led by 80-year-old Amarok and his wife, Elizabeth, take us back to a time marked by incredible hardship, pride and a startling spiritual universe. Martin's generation has a foot in each world: they have borne the brunt of cultural clashes between southern and Inuit societies-- and they are the ones who will set the course for their new homeland. Teens and young adults who were born in the settlements and grew up with satellite TV speak through their own short video stories, shot by students at Baker Lake High School. Companion to the shorter video, "Journey to Nunavut: the Kreelak story" (48 min.), which focuses on Martin Kreelak's generation and that of his elders.
Some dialogue in Inuktitut with English subtitles.
Inuit$zNorthwest Territories $z Nunavut $x Social conditions.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nunavut $x Social conditions.
National Film Board of Canada.
Inuit Broadcasting Corporation.
|aAmarok's song :|bjourney to Nunavut|h[videorecording] /|cWords & Pictures Video in association with the National Film Board of Canada and the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation ; a film by Martin Kreelak and Ole Gjerstad.