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Inuit Survival Skills

14 minutes 6 seconds

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Focuses primarily on skills and tools the Inuit used for survival in the 1940s. Uses a carving to show what a hunter needed. Archival footage shows how to build a sledge with no wood. Survival skills for today's Inuit include using the Internet.

Media Details

Runtime: 14 minutes 6 seconds

Herd of caribou graze and rest in a snowy, blue-tinted landscape. Caption. Caribou have amazingly warm fur.
Episode 1
13 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Inuit woman with long braids smiles and leans forward as she carries child in hide pouch on her back. Caption. It was the same 50 years ago.
Episode 2
13 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Inuit man works inside hollowed out snow structure while a second person assists outside. Caption. Other people would place the bricks carefully.
Episode 3
14 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9
Blurry figure holds a paddle in a long canoe out on the water. Caption. He would also have to learn how to paddle a canoe.
Episode 4
14 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 9

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    Cheri S. (Eugene, OR)
    January 1st, 2021 at 01:23 AM

    Really wonderful view of the ways in which Inuit People met needs for life, then and now.