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Inuktitut Ilinniarniq with Madeline Ivalu

Madeline Ivalu is an Iglulik elder who has also been a Canadian filmmaker, actor, and performing arts educator for traditional Inuit arts. Here Madeline talks about her experience and thoughts about teaching Inuit culture. She believes that her generation of elders are the last to have lived a traditional Inuit life, and that this wisdom is important to pass on to future generations.

Madeline Ivalu is an Iglulik elder who has also been a Canadian filmmaker, actor, and performing arts educator for traditional Inuit arts. She has been in Inuit films such as Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001), The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006), and Before Tomorrow (2008). Here Madeline talks about her experience and thoughts about teaching Inuit culture. She believes that her generation of elders are the last to have lived a traditional Inuit life, and that this wisdom is important to pass on to future generations.