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David Serkoak

David Serkoak

(English below) (français ci-dessous)

Nueltin Lake tasianirnmiuviniulluni uangnaqpasianit tasirnmit, niginianiittumi Arviat, Nunavut, David amisuini quttingnirijaujunit ilinniarnilirinirnmi ilisaijiulluni iqqanaijaaqaqattarsimavuq (mikiniqsanut/quttingniqsanut ilinniarvingni), ilinniarvingmi isumatamut tungalirijaulluni, isumatarijaulluni, Ilisaijiulluni Nunavut Ukiuqtaqtumi Silattuqsarviani, ammalu sanaugalirijiunirnmut British Museum of Mankind takujagaqarviani England-mi. David ikajulauqtuq Inuktitut ilinniaqtittijjutiksanik titiraqsimajuliurnirnmi tamainnut quttingnirijaujunut nunaliujumi, aviktuqsimaniujuni ammalu nunatsiarnmi. Iqqanaijarnaq isulisimaliraangat Inuit qilautinginnik sanavaktuq, ilinniaqtitsilluni makkuktunik qilautiliurtiunirnmik.

SOI-kut upigusummariktut David ilagijauqataujungnaqattarninganik Ukiuqtaqtumi Umiarjuakkut Qaujisariarnirivaktaptini tamanganit 2010-mit. Inutuqarijaulluni, aturniqammariktunik qaujimanirnminik ammalu isumajjusirijaujunik uqallausiqatiuvaktuq Inuit atuqsimajanginnink ammalu piusituqarijanginnut turaangajunik makkukturijanginnut silarjuarmiulimaat, ammalu qilautiliurnirmik ammalu qilaujjarnirnmut ilinniaqtittivangningit quviagijauniqpaanguvaktut ilinniaqtunit.

Originally from the northern part of Nueltin Lake, southwest of Arviat, Nunavut, David has worked in many levels in education as a teacher (primary/secondary schools), vice-principal, principal, Instructor at Nunavut Arctic College, and as a curator at the British Museum of Mankind in England. David helped to develop Inuktitut teaching materials at all levels local, regional and territorial. During his free time he spends his time making Inuit drums, teaching youth about the art of drum dancing.

SOI has been honoured to have David participate on many of our Arctic Expeditions since 2010. As an Elder, he shares valuable knowledge and perspectives of Inuit history and culture with youth from around the world, and his drum making and drum dancing workshops are always a favorite among students.

Originaire de la partie nord du lac Nueltin, au sud-ouest d’Arviat, au Nunavut, David a travaillé durant de nombreuses années dans le milieu de l’enseignement, comme enseignant au primaire et au secondaire, directeur adjoint, directeur et instructeur au Nunavut Arctic College. Il a également occupé un poste de conservateur au British Museum of Mankind en Angleterre, en plus d’avoir participé à l’élaboration de matériel pédagogique en inuktitut pour tous les niveaux d’enseignement local, régional et territorial. Pendant ses temps libres, David aime fabriquer des tambours inuits et enseigner aux jeunes l’art de la danse du tambour.

Il a été un honneur pour SOI de recevoir David Serkoak lors de plusieurs expéditions en Arctique depuis 2010. En tant qu’aîné, il partage ses connaissances et ses perspectives précieuses sur l’histoire et la culture inuites avec des jeunes du monde entier. Ses ateliers de fabrication et de danse du tambour sont toujours parmi les préférés des étudiants.

(vidéo avec sous-texte français)

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