Archival footage of Inuit elders bound for YouTube – Nunatsiaq News

by aanationtalk on January 9, 202078 Views

9 JANUARY 2020

Kitikmeot Heritage Society working to digitize interviews about traditional life

A treasure trove of archival footage of Inuit elders from western Nunavut being interviewed about a wide range of subjects should become available online later this year, thanks to a Kitikmeot Heritage Society project that’s now underway.

The society, also known as Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq, is one of 31 recipients of funding from Library and Archives Canada’s Listen, Hear Our Voices initiative, announced on Jan. 6.

The initiative will spend a total of $2.3 million on work to digitize Indigenous archival materials recorded in old formats, like cassettes and VHS tapes, which may be deteriorating or inaccessible.

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