Names For Snow


Rebecca Thomassie is an Inuk woman interested in retaining the Inuit knowledge that her ancestors have observed and maintained. She travels into the land around Kangirsuk learning some of the 52 names for different types of snow that exist in Inuktitut. She feels its important to use the tools and language that were developed in Inuit culture to pass on to future generations.

Film crew

Director: Rebecca Thomassie in collaboration with the Wapikoni team Camera: Clark Ferguson, Emilie Baillargeon, Saviluk Thomassie Editing: Clark Ferguson, Emilie Baillargeon, Rebecca Thomassie Sound Recording: Simon Thériault, Clark Ferguson, Emilie Baillargeon Filmmaker Mentors: Clark Ferguson, Emilie Baillargeon, Virginia Fernandes Youth Outreach Worker: Simon Thériault Filmmaker Assistant: Olivia Lya Thomassie Local Coordinator: Olivia Lya Thomassie Special Thanks To: Tommy Kudluk