"Men Hunting Animals" by Jessie Oonark
Two searchable database sets provide insight into Inuit values and traditions, knowledge and know-how: The Elders' Kiviuq Database; The Inuit Artwork Database.
Film-maker John Houston was born and raised in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. His "Arctic Trilogy" films celebrate Inuit culture and tradition. John was only a child when he first heard the story from his father, James Houston, an Inuit art advocate who is often credited with bringing Inuit art to the rest of the country. John recently chose to tell the legend of the great Inuit hero, Kiviuq, which has been in danger of being lost forever. Given that the Elders who know the story are passing away at an alarming rate, John began his quest to create a film about Kiviuq by video-interviewing, in November 2004, Elders across Nunavut, resulting in 100 hours of footage. Some Elders shared what they remembered of the legend of Kiviuq for the first time in decades, since missionaries had banned the sharing of the teaching story. The footage of the Elders who informed John's film Kiviuq, released in Winter 2007 are shared in this searchable database.
The Houston North Gallery in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, has a large collection of Inuit carvings. Two hundred Inuit carvings and prints have been digitally photographed, some using 360 degree photography, and are searchable on this database.