Holiday Video: Hallelujah Chorus -Quinhagak, Alaska

I just saw the “Climate and Health E-News” newsletter from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and they mentioned their favourite holiday video “Hallelujah Chorus -Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat”.
It was filmed in Quinhagak a predominantly Yupik village in western Alaska, population 500.

Here’s what they said about it the newsletter:

“Hallelujah Chorus -Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat 5th Grade (December 20, 2010) This 3 minute clip from Quinhagak, Alaska was a school project intended for the other Yupiq villages. Much to the villagers’ shock, over a million people have viewed it.”

Definately worth watching if you haven’t seen it already. To watch, click here.

Happy holidays!

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

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is an award-winning 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 murder of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received the silver medal for “Best Investigative Article or Series” at the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The project also received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her report “The Arctic Railway: Building a future or destroying an culture?” on the impact a multi-billion euro infrastructure project would have on Indigenous communities in Arctic Europe was a finalist at the 2019 Canadian Association of Journalists award in the online investigative category.

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

Her work on climate change in the Arctic has also been featured on the TV science program Découverte, as well as Le Téléjournal, the French-Language CBC’s flagship news cast.

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."

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