Does an Inukshuk represent Canada?

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has collaborated with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) on a project called Vistas. It is a series of 13 short films by Aboriginal filmmakers on the subject of nationhood.

InukShop is one of the 13 films by Jobie Weetaluktuk. He is a writer, editor, broadcaster and filmmaker who originally hails from Inukjuak, Quebec, and is now based in Montreal.

In InukShop, he mixes archival and new footage to make a statement about the appropriation of Inuit culture throughout history. The film speaks to the most recent use of an Inuit symbol, the Inukshuk, at the 2010 Winter Olympics Games in Vancouver. Many Inuit communities have been proud to see a part of their heritage connected to such a prestigious event, others have not.

Take a look at the film below and see how you feel about the representation of Inuit identity in our modern lives.

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To see all the films go to http://www.nfb.ca/playlist/vistas/

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