The film excerpts under this theme consider the role of women, ways of thinking about hunting and fishing, forestry management, the technique of building an igloo, the importance of spirituality, and the preservation and transmission of ancestral values.


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This film examines life in diverse communities in Canada, especially from an historical perspective. Through an understanding of geography, culture, language, heritage, economics and resources, students investigate how communities are connected and how people live in communities. They reflect on the vastness of Canada and the diversity of Canadian communities. The primary focus of this lesson is to explore the arts and crafts of a Baffin Island Inuit community and how artifacts are connected to life skills used by the Inuit to adapt to a demanding northern environment. From an historical perspective, students compare and contrast how an Inuit community has remained constant or has changed.

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