On September 27th, the University of British Columbia’s Nanisiniq: Arviat History Project (http://nanisiniq.tumblr.com/) will screen their own films and “Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change” by Zacharias Kunuk and Ian Mauro. The films will be screened simultaneously in Toronto and in Arviat, Nunavut and will be followed by a joint dialogue between Arviat youth and community members and Toronto youth and community members. For the University of British Columbia community to participate in this event, the Nanisiniq team will be circulating a link for the online dialogue as soon as it is available. Join their Facebook page to be provided with the link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=222419061148685
They are also available on Twitter at @NanisiniqArviat and have their own blog site at http://nanisiniq.tumblr.com/ !
The Nanisiniq Arviat History Project is a participatory research project led by Dr. Frank Tester at UBC’s School of Social Work, which trains Inuit youth as researchers in Inuit history and contemporary Inuit issues, such as climate change. The screenings will serve as a fundraiser to send three youth from Arviat to the COP17 United Nations climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa. For more on their upcoming trip to Durban, check out this latest news article: http://nnsl.com/northern-news-services/stories/papers/sep20_11arv-nun.html