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In Celebration of Nunavut - Netsilik - Volume 4

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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 4 contains: At the Spring Sea Ice Camp: Part 3 (26 min. 35 sec.) Late Spring. A man snares and kills a ground squirrel and later removes frozen fish from a cache and takes it to the igloo. The woman sews with caribou sinew, while the children play. Then the camp is packed up, and the family leaves on a sled made with a polar bear skin. (1967); Group Hunting on the Spring Ice: Part 1 (34 min. 14 sec.) Late June. There are many tasks to be done at camp. A woman sews shut and inflates a sealskin, while a man makes a bow from caribou bone and sinew. The men make a snow target and take turns shooting it with the new bow. Then they go out onto the ice to hunt seals. (1967)

1999, 61 min 41 s

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