New Article on Inuit-Youth-Led Participatory Video & Adaptation

Just in time for the annual ArcticNet Annual Scientific conference in Vancouver, BC, Arctic has released our new article on using Inuit-youth-led participatory video as a strategy to enhance adaptive capacities and support known protective facts.

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Two Up-Coming Film Screenings

March is another great month for film screenings for Attutaunijuk Nunami/Lament for the Land. I’m pleased to announce two up-coming screenings happening this week and next.

This Friday, March 13th, Attutaunijuk Nunami is being screened as part the Tracking Shots Aboriginal Cinema Series at Wilfrid Laurier University. While I couldn’t be there in person, I will be participating in a Q&A at the end of the screening virtually. If you’re in the Waterloo area, join us (see poster below).

Next Thursday, March 19th, I have the pleasure of being hosted by the School of Environment at Laurentian University to give a talk and screen the film. If you’re in the Sudbury region, we’d love to have you join (see poster below).

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The Research Behind Attutauniujuk Nunami/Lament for the Land

Over the past 18 months, I have had the pleasure of working with people throughout Nunatsiavut, Labrador to film, produce, and release a documentary film about climate change impacts on the land, culture, livelihoods, and wellbeing in the region. On September 21st, we released Attutauniujuk Nunami/Lament for the Land online, for free, to share the voices, experiences, and wisdom of the speakers with the world.

It’s not a flashy film. It’s gritty. It’s raw. And it’s full of voices and stories that still, no matter how many times I’ve watched and listened to it, elicit strong emotions and deep respect.

Now, I’m pleased to share a video that gives a glimpse into the research that led to this film, and provides some insight into why we should all be thinking more about the impacts of climate change on our minds and on our mental wellbeing.

Film Premiere: Lament for the Land

I am very pleased, excited, and honoured to announce the film premiere of our new documentary, Attutauniujuk Nunami/Lament for the Land at the International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences Eight Conference (ICASS VIII). We will be premiering the film on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 from 3:30-5:00pm in Room 7-158 on the University of Northern British Columbia campus.

This film weaves together the voices and wisdom of Labrador Inuit with stunning visual scenery to tell a powerful story of change, loss, and hope in the context of rapid climate change in the North.

This session will include an overview of research conducted in Nunatsiavut, Labrador on the connections among climate change, loss of livelihoods, culture, and identity, and mental wellbeing, followed by the premiere of Attaukauniujuk Nunami/Lament for the Land. After the film, there will be a Q&A and discussion with the myself and Inuit in the film.

Click here to view the poster.

If you are at ICASS, come join us. If not, stay tuned for other screening dates!

 

Film Screenings in Nunatsiavut

screen shotI am pleased to share that we are getting ready for the first screenings/tour of our new doc film, Attutauniujuk Nunami/Lament for the Land, in Nunatsiavut, Labrador!

If you are in the region, come on out and see some amazing folks share beautiful wisdom and experiences about changes on the land and how it is impacting Inuit lives and wellness. 

Dates:

Rigolet, March 25th
Makkovik, April 1st
Postville, April 2nd
Hopedale, April 3rd
Nain, April 4th

This film features some amazing folks, and wouldn’t have been possible without them: Charlotte Wolfrey (Rigolet); Kenny Michelin (Rigolet), Derrick Pottle (Rigolet), Marilyn Baikie (Rigolet), Kevin Jacque (Rigolet), Mary Andersen (Makkovik), John Winters (Makkovik), Myrtle Groves (Makkovik), Glen Sheppard (Postville), Greg Jacque (Postville), Stephen Rose (Postville), Jim Goudie (Postville), Diane Gear (Postville), Ian Winters (Hopedale),  Kevin Flowrers (Hopedale), Kim Dicker (Hopedale), Piercy Boase (Hopedale), Rosie Hurley (Hopedale), Melvin Hurley (Hopedale), Wayne Piercy (Hopedale), Susan Saksagiak (Nain), Noah Nochasak (Nain), and Tony Andersen (Nain).

This film was produced as part of the Inuit Mental Health and Adaptation to Climate Change project. Hope to see you there!