Uniting Voices: Video Series

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In this documentary, Eilís Quinn follws the unique linguistic journey of an aspiring MC from Nunavut. She also interviews Canadian, Alaskan and Greenland Inuit from the world of hip-hop, theatre, film, literature and linguistics, finding unique perspectives on the future of the Inuit language.

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Interview with Aqqaluk Lynge

Aqqaluk Lynge, current chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council and the president of the ICC– Greenland, 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.

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Sixteen Minutes with TuuMotz

Meet TuuMotz, one of the founders of Nuuk Posse, Greenland’s seminal hip-hop group and now a solo artist. Here he opens up about his life, why rapping in the Inuit language is so important to him and how hip-hop can build bridges between young people across the Arctic. Music courtesy of Atlantic Music ApS.

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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 news cooperation project.

Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the violent death of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on violence and trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

Twitter: @Arctic_EQ

Email: eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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