History of the Iñupiat: Nipaa I!itqusipta/The Voice of Our Spirit

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History of the Iñupiat: Nipaa I!itqusipta/The Voice of Our Spirit

2008, 49 min.
United States, Documentary, Docudrama
Director: Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat)
Producer: Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat), Jana Pausauraq Harcharek (Inupiat)
Writer: Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat)
Executive Producer: Jana Pausauraq Harcharek (Inupiat)
Produced by: Alaska Native Education Program

Language: In English and Inupiaq with English subtitles.

Iñupiat community members in Barrow, Alaska, reflect on the impact of first contacts, which brought with them devastating diseases, and the undermining of the indigenous culture and language by the American educational system.

Distributor:

North Slope Borough School District
P.O. Box 169
Barrow, Alaska, 99723
United States
Phone: 907-852-9666
Email: connie.fishel@nsbsd.org
Website: www.nsbsd.org

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Keywords: Cultural preservation, Education/Boarding school, Native mediamaker

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2008, 49 min. United States
Dirección: Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat)
Producción: Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat), Jana Pausauraq Harcharek (Inupiat)
Escrito por: Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat)
Producción Ejecutiva: Jana Pausauraq Harcharek (Inupiat)
Producido por: Alaska Native Education Program

Idioma: En inglés y Inupiaq con subtítulos en inglés.

Miembros de la comunidad Iñupiat en Barrow, Alaska, Refleccionan sobre el impacto de sus primeros contactos, que trajeron con ellos devastadoras enfermedades, y el socavamiento de la lengua y la cultura indígena por el sistema educativo estatal.

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