"The Catch" by Jessie Oonark
Welcome to the Nanisiniq Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, or The IQ Adventure! Explore the site to learn from Inuit of Nunavut who have lived on and cared for our land for 1000s of years.
An Adventure Voyage by Sea in Nunavut, Canada
Travel by ship via the interactive movie, with scenarios in which you will discover some of the beauty of the vast Territory of Nunavut, in the Eastern Arctic of Canada.
In the interactive movie, you will have roles and responsibilities to fulfill. When you successfully complete the challenges, including the computer games embedded in the video, you will have constructed your own virtual Inuksuk, a stone marker that shows how you have demonstrated your ability to see Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) can navigate your way forward in life.
The opportunity exists for all of us to become stewards of the land. Via the web site, you can explore the searchable databases of Inuit art, through which the digitized images of 100 carvings and 100 prints can be appreciated for their artistic merit, and which also offer insight into the deep respect Inuit have for Nature.
In another searchable database, you can watch and listen to Inuit Elders sharing the adventures of Kiviuq, a great hero and shaman in an Inuit teaching story that has been likened to Homer's Odyssey.
The web site includes a wealth of other resources, from a set of 360 degree Virtual Reality (VR) photographic images from a range of sites, from the Legislative Assembly of the Government of Nunavut to the dwelling of the ancient Thule people on beautiful Malik Island .
The website is in both English and Inuktitut, so there are opportunities to learn more than you may know about this ancient language.
The project represents a formal partnership between Acadia University, drumsong communications inc., the Houston North Gallery, the Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth (CLEY) in the Government of Nunavut, as well as a long-term collaboration with Nunavummuit, those who call Nunavut home.
Funding was provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Partnerships Fund of the Canadian Culture Online program.
Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada
Department of Culture And Heritage, Elders and Youth
Houston North Gallery
For more information please contact:
Dr. Cynthia J. Alexander
Presidential Fellow in Engaged Learning
Department of Political Science
Room 221, Beveridge Arts Center
Wolfville , Nova Scotia
Phone: 902 585 1451
Fax: 902 585 1070