Nilliajut: Inuit perspectives on the Northwest Passage Workshops

In March 2016 Inuit Qaujisarvingat visited Cambridge Bay, Nunavut and Inuvik, Northwest Territories to carry out workshops for Nilliajut: Inuit perspectives on the Northwest Passage. These workshops involved asking a series of questions such as “what is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the Northwest Passage?” and “does shipping impact your travel either by boat or skidoo?” In addition to these workshops, short video interviews were conducted with individuals for a documentary film.

Nilliajut (to speak up, speak out) is a series that has been designed to provide a forum for Inuit to speak openly about issues affecting their daily lives and to share their unique perspectives, understandings and reflections. For more information visit: