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Step aside, YouTube: Inuktitube a ‘one-stop-shop’ for online Inuktitut videos – CBC
by ahnationtalk onOctober 23, 201744 Views
Oct 23, 2017
Inuktitut videos have a new home on the internet: it’s called Inuktitube, the YouTube for people who speak Inuktitut.
It’s a four-year-old passion project, according to Ryan Oliver, the owner of Pinnguaq, a non-profit technology startup that’s behind many Inuit-based media projects, including teaching computer code to kids.
“The idea is to put all the Inuktitut videos [on the internet] in one place, so that it can kind of be categorized and organized and searched in a way that can be done in Inuktitut,” Oliver said.
Videos from media sites on the internet are manually posted to the site by a Pinnguaq staff member but Oliver is hoping filmmakers and videographers of all levels will start uploading videos themselves. So far there are about 40 videos on the site.