Arviat Film Society and Arviat TV in the Media

The Arviat Film Society and the accomplishments of its projects and members have been featured in local regional, territorial, national and international news media. Print, radio, television and online news and social media sources includes Kivalliq News, Nunatsiaq News, Nunavut News North, The Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, Hill Times, Vancouver Sun. Television coverage includes Arviat TV, ABC, APTN National News, CBC North, CBC The National, Isuma TV, the Nunavut Independent Television Network and South African Television

May 2017

CBC The National: Dancing towards the light:
For Nunavut youth, dancing has become a way to keep suicide at bay. A film by Ed Ou and Kitra Cahana. To watch the documentary, click here.

June 2016

Nunatsiaq News: Dead North horror film fest scares Nunavut audience
Arviat's first film festival features home-grown horror production "Uiri"

April 2016

CBC North: Arviat program aims to lower rising search and rescue numbers

February 2016

Nunatsiaq News: Researcher links Nunavut SAR events with mild weather

CBC: Arviat filmmakers, 21 and 22, head to Quebec for advanced training

November 2015

Tanya Tagaq blasts ‘incredibly racist’ Quebec film, ‘of the North’

October 2015

Nunatsiaq News: Nunavut youth take charge on sexual health
Arviat youth use art to tackle the touchy questions

Social Connectedness: Dignity, Belonging & Resilience in Arviat

October 2014

Nunatsiaq News: Nunavut teacher wins national award

Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence: Gordon Billard

TakingITGlobal: We All Need a Future That We Can Look Forward To

CBC: Arviat youth use art workshops to discuss difficult topics

September 2014

Huffington Post: Young Hunters Program In Arviat, Nunavut Teaches Kids Skills They've Never Learned

August 2014

Huffington Post: How Inuit Elders Are Preserving Their History And The Wisdom of the North

May 2014

Nunatsiaq News: Ahiarmiut hope to close third and final chapter of their story

Nunatsiaq News: Nunavut history project seeks new region, new youth leadership

January 2014

The Globe and Mail: Celebrated son of Igloolik creates cultural Internet for his people

November 2013

Nunatsiaq News: Arviat Film Society to launch local television channel

CBC: New Inuktitut channel hits Arviat cable packages

September 2013

Huffington Post: Arviat, Nunavut Youth Trade Kraft Dinner For 'Country Food'

Nunavut News North: Making healthy words and music: Arviat group involved in unique project for children

August 2013

Kivalliq News: Flash of Generosity: Arviat youth group receives four digital cameras
The donation of four digital cameras to an Arviat youth group is being looked upon as an incredible gesture of support for their efforts.

Nunavut News North: If you grow it, they will eat
Arviat group looks to healthier eating with grow box adoptions. Read the full article from Darrell Greer here.

July 2013

Nunavut News North: Going green in Arviat: Students to build portable greenhouses
A group of youth are working with the Arviat Health Committee to help create a sustainable food system in the community this summer. Read the full article by Miranda Scotland

CBC National: Arviat asks: Will Climate Change affect the Northern Lights?
"Will climate change have an effect on the Northern Lights" That's the question John Arnalukjuak High School students and Arviat Film Society members Shelton Nipisar and Innosar Issakiark had for CBC's Peter Mansbridge and Bob McDonald on CBC's The National.

May 2013

Nunavut News North: Showing their skills Arviat students earn 12 medals, two invites to national event
Students from John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat put in a strong showing at the eighth annual Skills Nunavut competition in Iqaluit this past week. Read the full article from Kivalliq News Editor Darrell Greer here.

February 2013

Nunavut News North: Connected to space: Arviat teen takes part in project linked to space station

Kivalliq News: Shine your light on me
The Nanisiniq Arviat History Project's Curtis Konek had the bright light of fame shine upon him during Dignity Day 2012 this past October when he was named as a national role model for Global Dignity Canada. Click here to read the full article by Darrell Greer in Nunavut News North.

December 2012

Nunatsiaq News: Arviat’s film society moves from milestone to milestone

October 2012

Nunatsiaq News: Arviat teen selected as Global Dignity role model
Read the full article here.

Global Dignity Day 2012 aims to end bullying in schools
Curtis Konek, a Grade 12 student in a remote Arctic hamlet, finds recording the oral histories of Inuit elders has given his life dignity.

August 2012

Kivalliq News: Young Arviat filmmaker a mentor for youth
Jordan Konek has found himself all over the globe in the past few years,
film camera in hand. Click here to read the full article from Kivalliq News editor Darrell Greer.

February 2012

Library and Archives Canada (on iTunes)
February 9, 2012 PodcastClick here to download from iTunes

Kivalliq News: Putting youth’s message on tape: The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note

Nunavut News North: Putting youth's message on film
Early filming has begun in Arviat on The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note, a play performed by young actors in the community in 2011. Read the full article by Darrell Greer in Northern News Services here.

December 2011

Nunatsiaq News: Nunavut youth accepts Canada’s “Colossal Fossil” award in Durban
Canada picked up an award Dec. 9 at the United Nations climate change conference in Durban: the “Colossal Fossil” award for its poor performance during the past two weeks. Read the full article by Frank Tester in Nunatsiaq News.

The Globe and Mail: Inuit hunter takes climate-change message to Durban conference
It took 30 hours of flying, but Inuit hunter Jordan Konek has arrived in the land of surfers and palm trees with a message for the world’s politicians: Climate change is real, and it could devastate Canada’s Arctic people. Read the full article in the Globe and Mail here.

South Africa Daily News: Fossil awards handed to COP17 climate backsliders

CBC News: Igalaaq: Nanisiniq Arviat History Project
Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Film Festival with York University; December 19, 2011 –Full article:

Ottawa Citizen: Little to back up green claims from oilsands, minister told

Nunavut youth take an eye-opening trip to a southern African village
"Climate change is going to affect aboriginal people all over the world"

Nunatsiaq News: Youth in Durban wonder if negotiators are listening
“Climate change will have the most serious implications for Inuit youth”
December 6th, 2011: Click here for article 

Nunatsiaq News: Nunavut youth in Durban hear Canada’s a “dinosaur” on climate change
December 3rd, 2011: - Click here for article

November 2011

CBC Radio One Iqaluit: November 30th, 2011:
Jordan Konek and Curtis Konek talk about their upcoming trip to South Africa to attend the 17th United Nations Climate Change Conference

Redefining Justice
UBC professor Frank Tester thinks a community-based system of restorative justice is an effective method for addressing and reducing crime, and restoring healthy social relationships.

October 2011

Arviat film festival highlights history
John Arnalukjuak High School hosted a special event involving the Nanisiniq Arviat History Project this week with York University in support of their upcoming trip to COP-17 in Durban, South Africa. Click here to read this article by Kivalliq News editor Darrell Greer.

Studio Magazine: Helen Konek and the Arviat History Project: An Unexpected Encounter - Click here for article

Kivalliq News: Youth of the Week: Jordan Konek (October 12th, 2011, page 19)

April 2011

UBC Arts Wire: Research takes Arts undergrad to the high Arctic

August 2010

Vancouver Sun: Inuit youth make way to Vancouver from Nunavut to learn more about heritage

June 2010

Nunatsiaq News: Arviat residents explore history through Nanisiniq project