Research and Knowledge Mobilization in Arviat

The Arviat Film Society has been fortunate to collaborate with a number Canadian and international visiting and community-based research projects in the health, natural and social sciences.

Nanisiniq Arviat History Project (2010-2012)

Beginning in 2010 in Arviat Nunavut, the Nanisiniq Arviat History Project was a multi-media history project bringing together Inuit youth and Elders to re-discover Inuit history. Funded by the University of British Columbia School of Social Work and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Visit the Nanisiniq Arviat History Project web site.

Arviat Greenhouse Project (2013-2015)

The Arviat Goes Green project involved a lot of different activities. Arviat youth studied the possibilities that we have as a community to improve our access to healthy foods. Combining traditional knowledge and participatory action research, the group created a small research greenhouse to help monitor which plants grow best in Arviat.

Video: Click here to watch a short film about the project.

Housing, Home and Routine (2014)

Research into housing design, community planning, social and recreational services and understanding the problems Inuit might have getting to work or school, keeping a routine and doing the things that give the most happiness and help Inuit to ‘feel at home’. Funded by the University of British Columbia Department of Psychology and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Learn more: Inuit youth research housing, routine and community
Read the Photobook: At Home Looks Like (PDF)

Recommended Reading
The Design and Development of Digital Return Platforms for Northern Indigenous Heritage (2016)
Knowledge Synthesis report for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada by Dr. Peter Dawson from the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary.
Research for Resilience and Reconciliation? Interrogating colonialism in education and research and imagining the “future world” (2016-2017)

Jamie Bell, Dr. Andrea Breen and Ethan Tassiuk explore the impacts of working with the Arviat Film Society.

Coming soon.

Cultivating a digital heritage

Social media and emerging technologies meet traditional knowledge and cultural history: A profile of the Nanisiniq Arviat History Project by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. CLICK HERE