Myna IshulutakCultural Educator
About Myna Ishulutak
Myna grew up on the land in an outpost camp outside Pangnirtung; her early life was shaped by a traditional upbringing with her family, who used qulliqs for heat, light, and cooking. Myna is currently an Inuktitut instructor at the Pirurvik Centre in Iqaluit. She has previously worked at the Nunavut Arctic College; at the Department of Culture, Language, Elders, and Youth (CLEY); and the Nunavut Department of Justice. As a filmmaker, Myna brings her traditional background to bear on production and broadcasting projects with Tajarniit Productions; she is a co-owner of the company. She holds diplomas in Inuit Studies and Social Work from Nunavut Arctic college, and her most recent film project—Qipisa, an award-winning documentary about her life growing up on the land—was given special recognition at the Festival Presence autochtone in Montreal. Myna hosts a number of television shows for the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation.