Archive for May, 2013

CRTC Chair and CEO, Jean-Pierre Blais meets Johnny, the lemming

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Jean-Pierre Blais with Johnny, the lemming on the Takuginai children's show set.

Jean-Pierre Blais with Johnny, the lemming on the Takuginai children’s show set.

Mr. Blais, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) visited Iqaluit this past March along with Ms. Duncan, a CRTC Commissioner, to discuss communications issues in the North one-on-one. They toured IBC’s current facility and learned about the Sanavallianiq Isumagijaujunut – Building for Dreams fundraising campaign.

Above & Beyond Feature: Ann Meekitjuk Hanson’s retrospective on IBC

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Johnny Needs A New Home

by Ann Meekitjuk Hanson

It stood there, alone, high on top of a three-legged pole in the middle of the room. We, the community workers, volunteers and social workers were invited for the unveiling of this object. People sat in chairs or stood against the wall in anticipation, not saying a word. We just stared at it. We were told it was a video camera. This was in the winter 1970. Full article with Inuktitut and photos

“Johnny Needs A New Home” © courtesy of Above & Beyond/Canada’s Arctic Journal May/June 2013