Earlier this year I travelled to Nunavut and Nunavik in the Canadian Arctic with our crew, cameraman Alfonse Mondello and soundman Jean Cayouette, to film stories for Eye on the Arctic’s 2011 Arctic Health Series.
Our latest report from this project has just been launched on the Eye on the Arctic site.
It’s called “Bridging the Divide” and it explores how aboriginal Canadians in the Arctic are changing health and well-being in their communities for the better, often against overwhelming odds.
Here’s the description of the piece:
The challenges of delivering health care in North are myriad. The southern-based health system in place in the North is not always able to respond to the needs of the predominantly aboriginal population in a way that reflects their culture and language.
But in places where aboriginal health care workers are in place, the effect has been profound. They’re able to provide health services in local languages and incorporate their own culture into their work.
In “Bridging the Divide”, Radio Canada International journalist Eilís Quinn travelled to Nunavut and Nunavik in the Canadian Arctic to interview patients and Inuit health workers for their thoughts on improving health and well-being in their communities.
To watch the documentary report, click here.
And for Eye on the Arctic’s French-speaking visitors: Friday, I visited Radio Canada International’s french-language current affairs show Tam-tam to speak with guest-host Gilda Salmone about “Bridging the Divide.”
To listen to our conversation, click here.