‘Gift for All’: Nunavut TV Channel Looks to Be in the Homes of Every Canadian

Boats make their way through the Frobisher Bay inlet in Iqaluit on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

by Mickey Djuric – Canadian Press


January 18, 2023

OTTAWA — As a little girl in the early ’80s, Lucy Tulugarjuk said she would spend most of her time playing outside instead of in front of a screen.

Her family and friends in Igloolik, Nvt., did not own televisions, she said, with most households choosing to keep television out as a way to protect Inuit culture.

But she recalled that when she was five years old, she heard people in the nearby community of Hall Beach were watching TV, and the medium piqued her interest.

“It was interesting to see what TV had to bring. And we heard that it was just in English and French, no Inuktitut,” Tulugarjuk said.

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