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In Celebration of Nunavut - Netsilik - Volume 3

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This extraordinary series is a record of the traditional way of life of the Netsilik people, through the seasons of the year. Presented with no commentary or music, these videos are in Inuktitut, with no subtitles. Volume 3 contains: At the Spring Sea Ice Camp: Part 1 (26 min. 40 sec.) In May, a group crosses the ice with sleds and dogs. They build two igloos, then hang up some skins. Inside the igloo, one of the men makes glasses to protect against snow glare, while the woman starts a fire and cooks meat. One of the men makes a snow bear with the boy. The mother bites sealskin to soften it for the soles of the boots she is making. (1967); At the Spring Sea Ice Camp: Part 2 (26 min. 36 sec.) A man spears a seal and returns to camp. Children play with the carcass while a woman skins a polar bear. A man makes new sled runners from caribou antlers, and the woman stretches the seal and polar bear pelts with pegs. (1967) Some graphic hunting footage. Please preview before use.

1999, 54 min 09 s

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