Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Jonathan Repulse Bay, Nunavut

Fair address: Nunavut Territorial Virtual Heritage Fair

Project: How To Build An Igloo

The first minute of the video is a broadcast. The rest of the video is about building the Igloo.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned was the green screen. It's interesting because you can put any picture/video in any background.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I learned that Igloos are important up north, it could keep you warm through the whole night. If you're stuck out in the land, you need the skills to build an Igloo.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Today, life is a lot different than back then. The difference between now and then is, back then Inuit were strong and healthy. Now Inuit are not that strong and healthy anymore.

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Comments from fellow Young Citizens!

Helena from BC says:

What was your favourite part of this video?: My favorite part of the video was watching the Igloo be made. I found the process fascinating as I had never seen anything like it before.

What do you think this Young Citizen did really well?: I thought it was good that you could watch the Igloo being built and watch Jonathan talking at the same time.

What did you learn from the video?: I learned how to build an Igloo with the right materials and the right setting.

Any other comments you’d like to share with this Young Citizen?: I liked that the video showed the end result not just the process because it gave you an idea of what all that work would be for.

Jake from NS says:

What was your favourite part of this video? My favourite part of the video was that he showed the steps on how to build an igloo. They were very detailed.

What do you think this Young Citizen did really well? He did a really good job of showing the steps with his video of the igloo actually getting built.

What did you learn from the video? I learned a very useful survival skill because it teaches how to build an igloo which is very good shelter if you are in the Arctic or even in the woods in the wintertime.

Any other comments you’d like to share with this Young Citizen? Jonathan's use of technology was really neat. I liked how he had his head pop up.

Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.