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Chroniques de notre terre natale - Nippaq

Chroniques de notre terre natale - Nippaq

| 3 min

Court métrage documentaire dans lequel on observe le chasseur Joshua Atagooyuk guetter en silence, penché au-dessus du trou d’air d’un phoque. Pendant que le soleil poursuit sa trajectoire et que les heures s’écoulent, Atagooyuk patiente en attendant le moment propice pour frapper.

  • direction
    Qajaaq Ellsworth
  • producer
    David Christensen
  • text
    Qajaaq Ellsworth


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Ages 9 to 17

Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society

Prior to screening, discuss the notion of patience and the feelings involved in waiting for something. Have students think of a time they waited patiently and ask whether it was worth it. After viewing the film, research the meaning of the title. (An online dictionary indicates that “nippaq” means waiting at a seal breathing hole.) Referring to materials from the Many Strong Voices program (, research how climate change affects the community of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, from the perspectives of the community’s youth.

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