Baffin Island North: Canada Over the Edge (Season 4)This title is a part of the series Canada Over the Edge (Season 4)
Catalogue Number: BAM182
Producer: Blue Ant Media
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, Social Studies, Travel
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2015
Running Time: 52:00
Closed Captions: Yes
- Introduction to Baffin Island
Explorers like Martin Frobisher and John Davis could not have imagined the scope of this massive landmass. Beautiful aerial photography shows the geography and geology of this remote northern area of Canada.
- Pond Inlet
This predominantly Inuit community in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut is located in northern Baffin Island, one of the world's most northern communities. Pond Inlet was been home the Dorset people some 3,000 years ago, then 1500 years ago the Thule people arrived, ancestors to the modern Inuit. Philippa Ootoowak and elders in the area work on preserving local history.
- Narwhals of Milne Inlet: Unicorns of the Sea
Narwhals are medium sized whales, but they are best known for the massive tusks displayed by mature, adult males. This sword-like tooth can reach nearly three metres.
- Sirmilik National Park: "Place of Glaciers"
Sirmilik National Park includes the Northern Eastern Arctic Lowlands Natural Region and portions of the Lancaster Sound Marine Region. The park has incredible terrestrial and marine diversity, and there is also a crucial cultural element. Inuit hunters have sustained their families for centuries in this area.
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