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Title Caribou kayak / directed by Michael Mitchell
Published [Watertown, Mass.] : Documentary Educational Resources, [2005]
copyright 2005
Online access available from:
Ethnographic Video Online    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (approximately 50 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 1
Summary "Otto Apsaktaun and Gino Akka are the last Inuit elders who know the secrets of making a unique Canadian boat built for the Arctic--the Netsilingmeot caribou-hunting kayak. With features like a wide cockpit and a long, narrow shape, the kayaks were designed to enhance the speed and ease of hunting caribou, since the hunters have little time once caribou are spotted in the water. In the summer of 2002, the elders invited the youth of their hamlet of Kugaaruk, and a couple of southerners to join them in a remote tundra camp on Barrow Lake. Using a combination of traditional and modern techniques and materials, the group work ten twelve-hour days on the kayak construction. They also hunt, cook, play music, and teach the children Inuit traditions like the art of throat singing. While completing a pair of highly-crafted, beautiful kayaks, the elders also transmit and preserve their vanishing Inuit culture"--From DVD case
Event Filmed in 2002
Subject Caribou hunting -- Nunavut -- Kugaaruk.
Kayaks -- Nunavut -- Kugaaruk -- Design and construction.
Netsilik Eskimos -- Kugaaruk -- Hunting z Nunavut
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Mitchell, Michael.