Adventure Canada is proud to announce our four-year partnership on an exciting project with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the Inuit Relations Secretariat (IRS) of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC).
The Inuit have a long and vibrant tradition of passing tales and legends down from one generation to the next using visual arts and storytelling. For over 70 years, the National Film Board of Canada has been documenting life in the Arctic, producing an impressive collection of more than 110 films by and about the Inuit-a unique and powerful portrait of Inuit life, past and present.
In 2011 Adventure Canada donated $10,000 to this initiative and passengers onboard our 2011 Arctic Season raised another $3,800!
The goal is to provide this unique collection for free, to Inuit as well as to all Canadians in Inuktitut, French and English. This past fall, the project reached the 53 Inuit communities of Canada and the Inuit in the urban centres with the launch of a DVD box set of 24 films. This historic NFB undertaking will ensure this collection is available online by 2015, making Unikkausivut a bold heritage initiative of unprecedented scope.
With your support the Unikkausivut: Sharing Our Stories will provide all Canadians with the opportunity to discover the traditions, culture and values of the Inuit, who have shaped a part of Canada’s history and continue to shape contemporary Canadian society.
Adventure Canada will once again be striving to raise funds during our 2012 Arctic Season and will happily match all donations . Please email Sheryl to learn how you can support this important initiative.