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In Celebration of Nunavut - Netsilik - Volume 9

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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 9 contains: Fishing at the Stone Weir: Part 1 (30 min. 20 sec.) August. A family crosses the tundra on their way to a small river camp. Onshore, the woman binds her hair and cleans a bird. Down at the river, the men rebuild an old weir to trap fish. They drag their large catch back to the camp. (1967); Fishing at the Stone Weir: Part 2 (26 min. 52 sec.) The men, a woman and an older boy return to the weir and enjoy the fishing. Later, two adults start a fire with friction, and a woman smokes some of the fish. The remaining fish are cleaned and stored in stone caches. (1967)

1999, 58 min 05 s

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