Mobilizing the Inuit radio show ‘Nipivut’ (Our Voice) in Montreal and Ottawa - Mark Watson, Nally Weetaluktuk, Annie Pisuktie, Sara Breitkreutz, Donna Patrick
This presentation provides an introduction to, and update on, the ‘Mobilizing Nipivut’ project in Montreal and Ottawa. ‘Nipivut’, meaning ‘Our Voice’ in Inuktitut, is both a community-university collaboration and the name of an Inuit radio show that as a result of a community-based research partnership started broadcasting in Montreal in October 2015. We discuss the development of the show in Montreal over the last three years and its recent move under the Southern Quebec Inuit Association. We also address the project’s establishment of ‘Uqallagvik’ a new radio show in Ottawa and end with some general observations on the role of radio in urban Inuit community development.