Archive for November, 2012

NMAC Supporter: André Bureau, O.C., O.Q & Chair, Astral Media Inc. Board of Directors

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Over the coming months, IBC will be highlighting biographies of the Advisory Committee members of the Nunavut Media Arts Centre Fundraising Campaign. Our first to introduce is Mr. André Bureau, O.C., O.Q. We are very pleased to have such a seasoned individual and devoted Canadian assisting our team.

The Honourable Monica Ell supports NMAC in Nunavut Legislature

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 – Nunavut Hansard – Member’s Statement: UNESCO Audiovisual History – IBC’s Archives (pp. 6-7)

Hon. Monica Ell:

“… Mr. Speaker, UNESCO designated October 27 as World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in order to raise awareness of the challenges linked to audiovisual heritage preservation.

“If we do not protect and preserve the film, radio, and television programs which make up our audiovisual heritage, we will lose a significant part of our history and culture. That is why I support the efforts of the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation to build a Nunavut media arts centre. Many of you know that I once worked at IBC, so I can tell you firsthand how important it is to preserve the archives held at IBC in a much safer environment. It would be a loss of unimaginable horror if the Inuit audiovisual history created by IBC over the last 30 years or so became damaged or lost. I don’t even want to imagine that.

“Super Samu, with the call-in shows, interviews with the gone elders, and the other shows which are so precious to us should be safe and in good condition for future generations. So I take this opportunity to thank all the past and current IBC staff for their dedication and good work. … ” To read more, see pages 6-7.

Need for Inuit Film and Video Archives urgent

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Long-time IBC Executive Director, Debbie Brisebois, presented on the proposed Inuit Film and Video Archives at the Pan-Canadian Documentary Heritage Forum in Ottawa, November 6, 2012.

Presentation Text


The Archives is part of the Nunavut Media Arts Centre to be built in Iqaluit by 2015. Preserving the 30 years of Inuit film and video productions, an unprecedented collection in Canada and perhaps around the world of Inuit social, political and cultural history, is urgent. The collection is currently at risk, spread out in facilities that cannot meet the necessary archiving standards for preservation. The clock is ticking!

IBC’s Youth Show Qanurli? motivates young people to learn the Inuit language

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
See the Nunatsiaq News article: NEWS: Nunavut November 13, 2012 – Qanurli uses laughter to promote the Inuit language: “I think it’s pretty cool that our show was a direct result in them wanting to pick up Inuktitut again” by SAMANTHA DAWSON.

IBC presentation prepared for NBDC’s Nunavut Technology Showcase

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

See the presentation by Debbie Brisebois, Executive Director of the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation prepared for the Nunavut Broadband Development Corporation’s Nunavut Technology Showcase at  Astro Theatre – Iqaluit, Nunavut, October 30, 2012.

Speaking notes


Naniiliqpita Magazine promotes the Nunavut Media Arts Centre

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
The Fall 2012 edition of Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated’s newsletterNaniiliqpita Magazine, promotes the Nunavut Media Arts Centre.
See page 31: