With Many Thanks…
A film like this would not be possible without the collaboration, support, dedication, hard work, patience, and perseverance of a strong group of people.
We are indebted to, and so grateful for, the support of people in the five communities of Nunatsiavut: Nain, Hopedale, Postville, Makkovik, and Rigolet. In particular, the 25 people in this film were amazing inspirations, and we were both honoured and privileged that they shared their stories, time, and wisdom with us. To work with people who are so deeply connected to their land and culture, and so passionate about sharing the experiences of climate change impacts on Inuit in Labrador with the world, was humbling. Nakummek!
We are also incredibly grateful to the Local Research Coordinators – Noah Nochasak, Juliana Flowers, Greg Jacque, Myrtle Groves, Marilyn Baikie, and Inez Shiwak – who spent countless hours working on the Inuit Mental Health and Adaptation to Climate Change project. Without you, this work would not be possible!
Special thanks goes to Marilyn Baikie and Inez Shiwak of the ‘My Word’: Storytelling and Digital Media Lab in Rigolet for all the technological advice and support. And, of course, we owe deep thanks to Charlotte Wolfrey and the Rigolet Inuit Community Government, as well as Tony Andersen (Nain Inuit Community Government), Wayne Piercy (Hopedale Inuit Community Government), Diane Gear (Postville Inuit Community Government), Herb Jacque (Makkovik Inuit Community Government), and Michele Wood (Goose Bay, Nunatsiavut Department for Health and Social Development) for leading this project and for believing in it from the beginning. This film would not exist without your support, leadership, and vision.
Finally, we are so grateful for the financial support we received from Health Canada, the Nasivvik Centre for Inuit Health and Changing Environments, the Nunatsiavut Department of Health and Social Development, the IK-ADAPT project, and the Canada Research Chairs program.