KidsMeet Labrador and Innutut

KidsMeet Labrador and Innutut

KidsMeet the Inuit Culture and Language of Nunatsiavut Labrador

  • Grades:    K-8 classes
  • Date:       Tues. October 16, 2018 at 12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT
    • ** Please check your time zone for local start times.
      • Pacific Daylight Time                       9:00 a.m. PDT
      • Mountain Daylight Time                10:00 a.m. MDT
      • Central Daylight Time                     11:00 a.m. CDT
      • Eastern Daylight Time                    12:00 p.m. EDT
      • Atlantic Daylight Time                     1:00 p.m. ADT
      • Newfoundland Daylight Time          1:30 p.m. NDT

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OBJECTIVES
* To learn about and celebrate the uniqueness and diversity of communities across Canada.
* To learn about the culture and language of the Inuit people of Nanutsiavuk, Labrador.

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ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION    

This week, the live KidsMeet Canada webcast series continues our cross-Canada travels to Labrador, where we have an exciting opportunity to learn about the history, culture, and Inuttut language of the Inuit people of Nunatsiavut, Labrador from an Inuit gentleman named Angus Andersen.

Angus is passionate about his Inuit heritage and history, and is a tireless advocate in preserving the language through his community activities as storyteller, teacher, soapstone carver, and NunaKakKaasimajut radio host in his current home in St. John’s NL. You can learn more about Angus in his biography, below.

Register your K-8 class to to take advantage of this unique opportunity for them to learn with Angus, as he introduces us to bit of history of Labrador and the Inuit people living there, and how to write and speak some words and phrases in his first language, Inuttut. You and your students can participate in the live audience backchannel chat where you can send your students’ questions and comments to Angus, and hear his answers in the Q&A at the end of the webcast. Classes in the audience are not on camera, and can continue to move around and talk in the classroom without disturbing the webcast.

Please note that all of the Kids’ Guide “KidsMeet” live webcasts are available to the general public, both on the day of recording, and for later viewing in the KidsMeet archive.

The link to the live webcast will be sent to registered participants on the morning of the webcast.

For more information on the technical side of the webcasts, please read KidsMeet Canada – webcast information for teachers.

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FREE REGISTRATION   

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NOTE:  This event will be recorded and posted to the KidsMeet archive for later viewing.

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MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • Instructions and Nunatsiavut map
  • YouTube on Air webcast link – sent the morning of the live webcast
  • Internet service with sufficient bandwidth to live-stream video

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  • class display system  i.e. projector and white board
  • speaker(s)

 

ANGUS ANDERSEN

Nain Nunatsiavut, Labrador

Angus Andersen is passionate about his Inuit heritage and history, and is an advocate in preserving the language through various community activities. 

 Some examples are:

 

Monthly Story Telling Night at Crow’s Nest in St. John’s NL.  There, he tells stories of his youth in the Torngat Mountains, along with stories from his parents and grandparents.

Soapstone Carving Teacher partnering up with the St. John’s Councellor Ian Froude at the St. John’s Tool Library. His artwork can be found on Facebook with a page he calls “Andersen Arts”. There he helps beginners or carver wanna-be’s learn the old school style of soapstone carving (hack-saw, files and sandpapers).

NunaKakKaasimajut Radio Host, which Angus hosts in both Inuktitut and English, broadcasts live from CHMR studios every Thursday from 2-4pm.  NunaKakKaasimajut is St. John’s first 100% Aboriginal radio show, broadcast through MUN Radio CHMR. The award winning show can be heard in Canada, Greenland and USA.  While Juno Award winning performers like Susan Aglukark, Twin Flames, and Jerry Cans have sent their CD’s in to the show, other up-an-coming performers like Jacinda Beals and Kelly Fraser have also donated CD’s for the show.

Muskrat Falls Protester Angus started to speak publicly against the Muskrat Falls Hydro Electric project when then Premier Danny Williams was pushing the project. He stands proudly with the Labrador Land Protectors and Grand River Keepers fighting this mega project. Angus created what he calls “Muskrat Falls Water Bottles” which he presents to politicians and asks if they would drink water containing Methylmercury?

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You can find out more about Angus Andersen through

CBC: Live and in Inuktitut: Bilingual broadcaster plays all Indigenous music on MUN radio

VOCM Radio 590 NewfoundlandThursdays from 2 to 4 pm Newfoundland time.

The Evening TelegramAngus Andersen working to raise the profile of Inuit people in St. John’s.

His “Inuk Word of The Day on Twitter has passed the 1,000 following mark, there he writes an Inuk word, its translation, a definition or examples along with English phonetic words for beginners to learn how to say the Inuik words properly.

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