Inuit TV, a new channel dedicated to Inuit culture, launches in Canada

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“This is a collection of our stories, our lives, and we tell our stories for the Inuit, for ourselves.”

The Inuit in the three territories have another cable channel dedicated to their culture and language.

Inuit TV launched on May 2 on Shaw 268. It will also be broadcast on Arctic Co-op cable in communities and will be available on a computer, phone or tablet via the taku.tv app.

The idea for an all-Inuit channel first came up 16 years ago, says Lucy Kawawak, co-CEO of Inuit TV and former broadcaster CBC North.

“This is a collection of our stories, our lives, and we are telling our stories for the Inuit, for ourselves,” she said. “What we also long for is the opportunity to see the rest of our fellow circumpolar world.”

The launch makes Inuit TV the second Inuit-focused channel to be launched in recent years.

Uvagut TV was launched in January 2021 and also broadcasts on Shaw Cable and Arctic Cable in the communities.

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