Discussions on Media, Archives and Heritage Taking Place in Nunatsiavut

Between February 20 and March 1, 2017, researchers from the Tradition and Transition Research Partnership will be travelling to the communities of Nunatsiavut and Upper Lake Melville.

They will host a series of discussions on film, television and sound media, the development of a plan for a collections repository in Nunatsiavut, and the development of heritage legislation for Nunatsiavut.

These sessions will be led by Mark Turner, Manager of Audio- Visual Archives and Media Literacy for Tradition and Transition, and Jamie Brake, Archaeologist for the Nunatsiavut Government.

They are seeking input from all Labrador Inuit, but would like to hear from anyone with an interest in Nunatsiavut’s audio-visual heritage, media-making and digital storytelling, archeology, community heritage, and ways of accessing historical material.

The discussions started yesterday in Rigolet, and end in Upper Lake Melville from February 28 to March 1.

Today, the discussions are in Makkovik at the Community Hall at 7 pm.

They are scheduled to take place in Postville tomorrow at 7 pm at the Recreation Centre.

In addition to general Town Hall meetings, they will be happy to meet with individuals or small groups of elders, youth, community leaders or organizations.

For information regarding town halls, to set up a meeting, and even to request a screening of a specific film or video, please see their Face book Page at www.facebook.com/nunatsiavutdiscussion/.

OK Radio will have more information on the discussions this week.