Feb 22, 2009

Christian Songs - Inuktitut

Christian Songs Sung in Inuktitut
and
Testimonies from the North


Testimonies:



NUNATSIAQ NEWS: Nunavut November 10, 2009
Stranded Coral Harbour teen saved from ice floe
Boy, uncle now resting at Churchill hospital


Jupi Angootealuk, 17, and his uncle, Jimmy Nakoolak, 56, were resting in a Churchill hospital this week after their polar bear hunting trip near Coral Harbour ended in a near-disaster.

An aerial photo taken by search and rescue teams from CFB Trenton shows Angootealuk on the ice floe before being rescued on Nov. 9, three days after he and Nakoolak were separated from each other and their snowmobile.

Nakoolak and Angootealuk left Coral Harbour on Nov. 6 on a single snowmobile, which they stopped to go hunting on the sea ice. But as they set out on foot, the ice split into pans, leaving the hunters separated from each other, their snowmobile and their gear.After another hunting party found the abandoned snowmobile 10 kilometres south of Coral Harbour the next day, a rescue party of 40 volunteers organized themselves to find the pair, an RCMP news release said.

Nakoolak had been pushed back to shore by the morning of Nov. 8, where he was trying to walk back to Coral Harbour. Searchers found him at 10:30 am.But Angootealuk had drifted about four km offshore, 42 km southwest of Coral Harbour.

Air and ground searchers finally spotted him around 4 pm that day, according to the RCMP.Angootealuk, who couldn’t be reached due to ice conditions, appeared to have a rifle and had killed a polar bear in self-defense, searchers reported. A Kenn Borek Twin Otter was able to drop Angootealuk a kit with a lighter, flashlight and some candy — as well as some flares, which didn’t work.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Trenton, Ont., sent two Hercules and a helicopter from Hall Beach to the scene. But with no light they had to wait until the next day to attempt a rescue. Three search and rescue technicians were finally able to parachute onto an ice floe Monday morning, crawling on their bellies towards Angootealuk, who was conscious but suffering from hypothermia and frostbite. Rescuers in a seven-metre aluminum boat then picked up all four men and took them to shore.

After being treated for hypothermia and minor frostbite in Coral Harbour, Angootealuk was medevaced to Churchill for further treatment. “The Coral Harbour RCMP, the hamlet of Coral Harbour as well as the family and friends of the hunter would like to express their sincere appreciation to all those involved in this search,” police said.

Teen who stared down a bear comes home a hero:Using his instincts, Jupi Angootealuk survived a hunting trip that went horribly wrong.

Last month, Jupi Angootealuk was lost at sea, stranded on a drifting ice floe with a deadly polar bear and two cubs.

Last week, on heavily bandaged feet covered with large blue slippers, the 17-year-old danced a traditional Inuit two-step, celebrating his dramatic return home to Coral Harbour, surrounded by hundreds of friends and supporters. “I'm excited, I'm just excited," Mr. Angootealuk said. “I'm very thankful to the searchers." His dance on injured feet that require nursing care, bandage changes and another hospital visit next week, says something about the nature of this smiling teenager.

He has emerged as a hero in this remote community of 800 after surviving a hunting trip that went horribly wrong. His ordeal began on Nov. 6, when Mr. Angootealuk and his uncle, 66-year-old Jimmy Nakoolak, set off on a snowmobile to hunt polar bears. The snowmobile broke down on the frozen waters off South Hampton Island in the far north of Hudson's Bay. “We slept by the snowmobile, and then Jupi said, ‘I want to start walking,' and so I said, ‘Don't leave your rifle, and take some bullets with your rifle.' If he didn't bring a rifle it would have been a different story," Mr. Nakoolak recalled.

They walked out on the sea ice, which covers the region from November until July, to test its strength – only to have it crack under their feet. The men were separated from their sled, and from each other as darkness fell. In the –20 degree cold, they waited for dawn to break before attempting a return to shore. However, the ice cracked again, and the men drifted farther away, until they were out of sight of each other.

Today, Mr. Angootealuk's father, Charlie, does not allow his son to publicly discuss what he experienced during the subsequent two nights and three days spent drifting at sea. Charlie Angootealuk will not allow his son to answer questions about the polar bear he killed in self-defence or the orphaned cubs. Nor will he permit his son to answer questions about his eventual rescue that Monday morning, by a Hercules aircraft, and a Canadian Air Force search crew that parachuted onto a nearby ice floe and splashed their way over to him. The crew loaded Mr. Angootealuk, suffering from hypothermia and frostbite, into a seven-metre aluminum boat and then churned their way back to shore. Search teams had found Mr. Nakoolak Sunday morning, after the ice floe he'd been stranded on drifted to shore. Close to exhaustion, the hunter crawled at least three kilometres on his knees before rescuers spotted him.

The Angootealuk family straddles new and traditional ways of life. The polar bears Mr. Angootealuk and his uncle had been hunting would have been shared for free in the community – a common practice in the town that has no food bank. Instead, there is a radio announcement when fresh meat has been brought in from the land and is at someone's house for the taking. Only one in four are employed in Coral Harbour, and business opportunities in this remote island are rare.

Another of Jupi's uncles, Jackie Nakoolak, head of Coral Harbour search and rescue, said the ice was far thinner than it should have been at that time of year, a reality of climate change that he says the Innu are still learning. But any mistakes or misjudgments were forgiven when, at the community feast, Jupi's grandmother, Susie Angatoolak, said that she too had known the fear of being separated from a partner in a storm. Then she thanked God for answering prayers for Jupi.

I prayed and raised my arms to heaven and asked God to be honoured tonight," said Ms. Angatoolak, highlighting the role that faith plays in this community of Anglicans, Catholics and Pentecostals. There are no priests. Local residents take turns in the pulpit.

Mr. Angootealuk's homecoming celebration included a feast of raw meat, fresh seal, arctic char, caribou and ptarmigan, served on the floor. A band played gospel music in Qaggivik Hall where Mr. Angootealuk and Mr. Nakoolak received hugs from a continuous line of well-wishers. The crowd was regaled with stories from the family and those who were involved in the search and rescue. Prayers were loud and long, and many cried. The dancing continued into the early morning.

Mr. Angootealuk smiled, although he refused to answer questions about his ordeal. His message to his rescuers was simply one of thanks. Jerry Panniuq, the hamlet's mayor, said in a later interview that he could provide no additional information about what happened on the ice, or the teen's miraculous recovery.

Pond Inlet Transformations 1

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Pond Inlet Transformations 2:

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Songs :

Saviour King - Inuktitut
by Pond Inlet Youth Band



Hosanna - Inuktitut
by Pond Inlet Youth Band




Fire Fall Down - Inuktitut
by Pond Inlet Youth Band




Pictures of Pond Inlet




Holy and Anointed One
Sung in english BUT all Photos from Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada




Holy and Anointed One - Inuktitut
by ?




My Savior My God
by Ronnie Qiyuapik




What the Lord has done in me
by Ronnie Qiyuapik



Qanoq iligaangat ullutsinni
by ?
Qanoq iligaangat ullutsinni
tamanit eqqissinarluni
soorlu ersinartut qalligaani
ataataga najuuttuarami

Taassuma ataatatut pigiinga
qaqugu pigiumavara
taama ippoq pilluarnangaartoq
ataatamiit ajorteqarani

Najuuttaraaq ullut tamaviisa
tamanit eqqaasittarlunga
tigummivaami eqqasuutikka
tamanut taamaaliorami

Asasani paaqqiumavai
imminiittuaannaqqullugit
ulluni nukittungaassaqaatit
taama neriorsoraminga

Ateqartuarlanga atinni
kiffartuuppagit ataataga
killormut inuujunnaassaqaanga
erlinnartuutit ujarlara

Asangaarlunga pisarigamma
tarniga ilinnut aappara
taama ippoq minguvissusermit
uppertut ingerlaviani





Assakka qullartippakka
by ?
Assakka qullartippakka
Kunngersuaq nersorlungu
uummatinni kunngiussangavit

Allamik Guuteqanngilaq
uannut naalangaasumik
kiperiffigisara anersaaq illernartoq
najorlugu inuussanga annaassisoq




Almighty God 
sung in English by Caroline Angalik




Alpha and Omega
sung by Timothy Sangoya, Siqua Cain and Tommy Cain
from Tasiujaq Quebec from cd "Tasiujaqmiut"



by Susan Aglukark
Video has beautiful pictures of the Northern Lights



Hallelujah
by Paul and Rita Irksuk
video



I Come
sung by ?



Jesus
sung by Sandy and Eva Okatsiak
video
A comment posted with this song by sunnami7th
I was in a vision one time and I was with Holy Spirit and He told me that He want to show me what He is proud of, then He took my hand n we took off from my home and we start to go all over the world, I saw all kinds of people singing this song n they were seems very excited, praising the Lord. The Holy Spirit told me that He is letting them to get ready for the Lord to pick them up and take them to heaven, we came back to my house, He smiled a I felt the warm feeling in my heart.



sung by ?
Video has beautiful pictures of the North including a picture of a river with stones set up for traditional fishing to direct the fish.



New Jerusalem 
by Kavavow Pee




Nuktirniangittunga (I will Not Be Moved)
sung by Caroline Angalik

 

sung by Caroline Angalik

A comment posted with this song by 340edge:
pisukpinga is one of the most favorite songs in inuit that ive ever heard and i would like to hear this song every day TO REMEMBER the things we used to have!....PRIDE IN OUR CULTURE



There is a Heaven
sung by Paulusie Saviadjuk



Paulusie's Dream




sung by ?

Not even sure if this is a Christian Song BUT both the young singer and the piano player are fantastic !


Takuyumayara Jesusi
by ?
 


 
Ilungirturnimuli
by Paul Irksuk and Sons
Ivory Studio, PO Box 14, Arviat, NU, X0C 0E0



Unnamed Song
sung in English by Caroline Angalik
video




Uniaqtut
by ?
video





Angigaviit ( How Great Thou Art )
by ?



Inoqajuitsumi
by Moses and Karen ?




Jiisu
by ?
Jiisu ilaginnga annikillioruma
illimi ilaginak saperluinnavippunga
Jiisu tasiunnga nakkalertaraangama
illimmi annassutissarivagit

Jiisu annatsinnga maani taarsiortunga
qiimmattassavorlu taava tarniga
Jiisu annatsinnga maani taarsiortunga
qiimmattassavorlu taava tarniga

Jiisu naakkiginnga maani taarsiortunga
qaamanermik qinngoringa pillualeqqullunga
Jiisu isumakkiikkit ajortulisakka
tunillunga inuunivimmik naalangaq

Jiisu annatsinnga maani taarsiortunga
qiimmattassavorlu taava tarniga
Jiisu annatsinnga maani taarsiortunga
qiimmattassavorlu taava tarniga

Jiisu aqqutissiuunnga naassaanngitsumik
unnersiutinginneqataalersinnaaqqullunga
Ilinnik neriungisallit peqatigalugit
kingornutassamik pissarseqqullunga

Jiisu annatsinnga maani taarsiortunga
qiimmattassavorlu taava tarniga
Jiisu annatsinnga maani taarsiortunga
qiimmattassavorlu taava tarniga

Jiisu annatsinnga maani taarsiortunga
qiimmattassavorlu taava tarniga
Jiisu annatsinnga maani taarsiortunga
qiimmattassavorlu taava tarniga

Jiisu aqqutissiuunnga naassaanngitsumik
unnersiutinginneqataalersinnaaqqullunga
Ilinnik neriungisallit peqatigalugit
kingornutassamik pissarseqqullunga

Jiisu annatsinnga maani taarsiortunga
qiimmattassavorlu taava tarniga
Jiisu annatsinnga maani taarsiortunga
qiimmattassavorlu taava tarniga



Streets of Gold 
by Phillip Okatsiak at Arviat Anglican Church




Qilak ulikkaarpoq ( All Heavens Declares)
by ?


Unnamed Song
by ?



Iliveq imaqanngilaq
by ?
from Igloolik Nunavut, Canada






Umaatigaa arqiilitigut
by ?






Jesusiu Piulimanga
by Paul Ajunngiluakuni ?




Anaanama Tuksianinga (My Mother's Prayers)
by Sandy Okatsiak