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Nunavut Language Commissioner supports the NMAC

Monday, October 21st, 2013

“[The] Inuit Broadcasting Corporation has a long history of providing television shows and video productions in the Inuit language, and has played an important role in preserving the Inuit language. In any language protection regimes, media is noted as being one of the important components to keeping a language alive.”

Sandra Inutiq, Languages Commissioner – August 26, 2013 – Letter of Support

<< L’Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) diffuse depuis longtemps des emissions de télévision et des productions videos dans la langue inuite, et joue un rôle important dans la préservation de cette langue. Dans tous les régimes de protection d’une langue, les medias constituent un outil important pour garder la langue vivante. >>

Sandra Inutiq, Commissaire aux langues – Le 26 août 2013 – Lettre de soutien

OK Society supports the NMAC’s Inuit Film and Video Archive

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

“Forty years of priceless film and video shot by Inuit since the 1970s is definitely an irreplaceable cultural treasure chronicling and documenting the history of Nunavut, and early on, some of our own region’s historical development….

“The IBC collection is highly significant and in this regard, it is important to recall our own tragic loss on March 28, 2005 when our headquarters … burnt to the ground. … Losses of our sister organizations have also occurred, so the Inuit Film and Video Archive project is overdue and urgent.”

Morris Prokop, Executive Director OKâlaKatiget Society – August 14, 2013 – Letter of Support

National Film Board: NMAC to allow more effective collaboration

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

“I believe the Nunavut Media Arts Centre would allow our two organizations to collaborate more effectively on a range of cultural activities. …

“As I’ve traveled across the North over the years to meet with communities, I’ve witnessed firsthand the richness of Inuit history, culture and language—and the need for improved cultural infrastructure.

“The Nunavut Media Arts Centre project would bring the rich traditions of Inuit storytelling and creativity in the digital media age and help us to offer an under-served population a state-of-the-art, sustainable cultural asset, right in their community.

”I invite everyone to join us in supporting this project.”

Claude Joli-Coeur, Assistant Commissioner, NFB – July 11, 2013 – Letter of Support

Archives Council of Nunavut urges completion of NMAC soon

Monday, February 25th, 2013



Archives Council of Nunavut: “During a tour of IBC’s current film and video storage facility, ACN members were extremely concerned to view such an amazing collection of valuable information open to rapid deterioration. We know that IBC staff do their very best at this time with what is available to them but without a proper facility, migration of film to more modern carriers, controlled humidity, fire safe containers and proper documentation, much of this information could soon be lost for ever.

“The Archives Council of Nunavut is in full support of the campaign by the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation to build a New Media Arts Centre and especially one housing a dedicated area for Inuit Film and Video Archives. It is of utmost importance to Nunavut as a Territory and the preservation of Inuit knowledge that this Media Preservation Centre is built and in operation as soon as possible.”

Archives Council of Nunavut – February 22, 2013 – Letter of Support

Piksuk Media Inc. supports NMAC

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013


Piksuk Media: “We are pleased to renew our strong support for proposals to complete the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation’s Nunavut Media Arts Centre. … The NMAC will enhance IBC’s ability to provide Inuit language television and new media programming.  … I have no doubt that the proposed NMAC would provide both the improved technical capacity for proper training and a state-of-the-art facility for use by other filmmakers and producers from Nunavut, including Piksuk Media, and those from other parts of Canada and beyond. …We know that the public will have access to the facilities in a variety of ways including access to 40 years of archival footage, unique in the world, and catalogued and managed in the Inuit Film and Video Archive.” Piksuk Media Inc. – January 16, 2013 – Letter of Support

From Cathy Towtongie, President, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Iqaluit NU

Friday, October 5th, 2012

“IBC is a vital force in contemporary Inuit society, and an essential cultural and social element of Nunavut. They are a success story of which we can all be proud.  …

“NTI is proud to support IBC’s proposals for the next building phases, and we hope you share our appreciation of this important organization and initiative.” – Cathy Towtongie,

President, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. – August 21, 2012 – Letter of Support

From Okalik Eegeesiak, President, Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Iqaluit NU

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Today film and television programming produced by Inuit and by First Nations producers is taken for granted across Canada. We have a national Aboriginal television network, native films festivals, Oscar nominees, and awards from around the world. What is not often remembered is that this entire national movement began right here in our region – and that movement was led by the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation.

“QIA facilitated access to the Inuit owned land in Iqaluit, where the concrete foundation of the Nunavut Media Arts Centre now lays ready for the building to begin. We also donated $100,000 in 2010…. I have also instructed my staff to continue to provide every assistance to IBC for the coming phases. … I am confident that our investments in IBC’s Nunavut Media Arts Centre will yield great rewards for our people.” –

Okalik Eegeesiak, President, Qikiqtani Inuit Association – August 21, 2012 – Letter of Support

From Jean LaRose, CEO, APTN, Winnipeg MB

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

“Sharing the facility with many media and arts entities will also greatly improve the opportunities for the creative expression and development of the artistic and cultural community in Nunavut. Space is at a premium in Iqaluit and this state-of-the art building will provide IBC and other media arts groups the opportunity to greatly benefit their respective operations. APTN enthusiastically supports this major project for Nunavut.” – Jean LaRose,

Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network – September 1, 2012 – Letter of Support

From Heather Daley, E.D., Alianait Arts Festival, Iqaluit NU

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

“The arts are thriving in Nunavut, thanks to the creativity, commitment and persistence of many individuals and organizations who use borrowed space and existing inadequate infrastructure, share equipment and resources and dedicate countless hours to build our arts industry. The Alianait Arts Festival has worked in partnership with IBC for the past 8 years. We look forward to new kinds of collaborations with IBC that would be possible in their planned building. I recommend and strongly support [their] proposal.” – Heather Daley,

Executive Director, Alianait Arts Festival (Iqaluit) – September 3, 2012 Letter of Support

From Mayor Redfern, Iqaluit NU

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

“I will be meeting with IBC officials to discuss ways in which we can support their exciting initiative. In the meantime, please be assured that we view this as an important contribution to both the culture and economy of our city, and we extend to IBC our continued full support.” – Mayor Madeleine Redfern,

City of Iqaluit – September 4, 2012 Letter of Support