Concurrent Sessions 3 | Feb 19, 2020 > (CS3-YO) Northern Youth Engagement through Filmmaking (Oral presentations)

(CS3-YO) Northern Youth Engagement through Filmmaking (Oral presentations)

posted on 11:36 AM, November 13, 2019

Nuna Tariuq Silalu Film Project

Presenters: Eriel Lugt and Darryl Tedjuk

Tuktoyaktuk, NWT, is a community on the Arctic coastline that is being impacted by climate change on a number of levels, through erosion, ice, weather and wildlife migration patterns, to name a few. Many adaptation initiatives related to climate change are taking place, such as the need to relocate homes due to an eroding shoreline. These projects are significant changes for a small community and it is important to document this point in history and show others how we are adapting to the changing circumstances.

This two-year project aims to engage the community and us, the youth of Tuktoyaktuk, in the climate change adaptation process by documenting perceptions and solutions from the community and sharing them across the region, the country and beyond, using digital media. This presentation will showcase the documentary "Happening to Us," produced by our group of youth during the film workshop in June 2019 and showcased at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain last December 2019. There will be opportunity for questions after the movie.

Pangnirtung Youth Tackle Climate Change: On-the-land knowledge exchange, monitoring, and filmmaking promoting adaptation and well-being

Moderator: Sonja Dodig

Presenters: Maggie Lucy Kilabuk and Vincent L'Hérault

The coastal community of Pangnirtung, Nunavut has long witnessed and experienced the reality of climate change. Country food is the main resource for Panniqtuumiut all year round and practices related to hunting and fishing are key to family and community well-being. Local organizations and community members contribute to numerous academic studies and endeavours devoted to climate change. However, there is a disconnect between what is currently known, and what the younger generation know as youth don’t always have many opportunities to hear from these knowledgeable people about the scale and implications of these changes.

Through an on-the-land program for youth bringing together elders, knowledgeable hunters, scientists, and filmmakers, this project aims to learn from Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (Inuit holistic system of knowledge & beliefs) and scientific monitoring to better understand changes to the environment and wildlife related to climate change, and share the knowledge through short films and visual arts.