VIDEO: Interview with Aqqaluk Lynge

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Aqqaluk Lynge is a poet and the current chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council and the president of the ICC– Greenland.

In this in-depth, 2010 interview with Radio Canada International journalist Eilís Quinn, Lynge reads from his poem “The Sound of my Song” and discusses how standardizing the Inuit language writing system would increase Inuit political and cultural clout on the world stage and help heal the scars of colonialism across the Arctic.

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic circumpolar news project. At Eye on the Arctic, Eilís has produced documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the circumpolar world. Her documentary Bridging the Divide was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards. Eilís began reporting on the North in 2001. Her work as a reporter in Canada and the United States, and as TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China" has taken her to some of the world’s coldest regions including the Tibetan mountains, Greenland and Alaska; along with the Arctic regions of Canada, Russia, Norway and Iceland.

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