Collecting and Connecting Women’s Voices In Nunavut

Arnait Nipingit Leadership Summit: Collecting, Connecting and Creating Women’s Voices in Nunavut was held on September 13-17, 2010 in Iqaluit, Nunavut. We created a blog during the Symposium to keep you updated on what happened in Iqaluit during this exciting meeting of women and leaders. The blog features photos, videos and texts, in Inuktitut and English from the Symposium participants.

Women Health Bodies

This channel is dedicated to the wonderful work of Inuit midwives. Interviews with traditionnal midwives from Igloolik done in 1991, rescued from 8mm video recording (so sorry for the technical quality) are here in their original Inuktitut version.


This is a series of interviews conducted in Igloolik and Mittimatalik. Elders speak of the traditional roads and paths on Baffin Island, between Igloolik and Mittimatalik. Copies of interviews are available in the Oral Traditions archives of the Northwest Territories in Yellowknife.

The Making Of Before Tomorrow

A video that documents the teamwork behind the feature “Before Tomorrow” produced by Igloolik Isuma Productions with Arnait Video Collective. The short piece features portraits of the art director and the co-directors of the film.

Interview with Marie-Hélène Cousineau

Interview With Marie-Hélène Cousineau, co-director of the film Before Tomorrow. About Making of and the process of co-writing and co-directing the film. By Greg Dummett.

Interview with Madeline Ivalu

Madeline Ivalu, co-director of Before Tomorrow, being interviewed before the New York screening.

Interview with Jorn Riel

Danish writer Jorn Riel, author of For Morgendagen, the book that inspired the filmmakers of Before Tomorrow, is interviewed by Marie-Hélène Cousineau, co-director of the film. He talks about his experience in Greenland and his love and respect for the old Inuit women he met as a young adventurer in the Arctic. This interview took place on his farm in Sweden, in 2005.

Interview with Marie-Hélène Cousineau about Arnait

Marie-Hélène Cousineau talks about the work of Arnait video in Igloolik and how the members of the collective are now looking for a wider audience for their stories, especially after the production of their first feature film, Before Tomorrow. Interviewed by Gabriela Gamez, Montreal, June 2009.


This video shows excerpts of our pilot survey project, Tusaviit. We designed a project that would enable women across Nunavut to express their needs and their opinions via a simple and easy to use mobile survey kit and web-based application.