In the film excerpts under this theme, an Inuit stone carver, a Wendat artist and a Maliseet painter reflect on the role of art; a wood carver descended from the Haida and a Mi’kmaq painter talk about their sources of inspiration.
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The activities and discussion points in this lesson help students appreciate various themes in current Canadian Native Studies, Social Studies, Art and History courses. Students explore ways that the stone carver, the storyteller and the filmmaker work with their materials and with their vision to create a finished work of art. Students analyze the imagery in the film and the ways that the filmmaker enables his audience to see the Inuit world from a fresh perspective. In the final activity, students create a concept web to show the different ways that the film portrays the importance of the sea and its resources to the people of Kingait and Kangiyak.