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Northwest Territories Arctic Coast: Canada Over the Edge (Season 4)

This title is a part of the series Canada Over the Edge (Season 4)


Catalogue Number:  BAM187
Producer:  Blue Ant Media
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, Social Studies, Travel
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2015
Running Time:  52
Closed Captions:  Yes


DVD Price:  $89.00
3yr K-12 Stream Price :  $89.00
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  • The Barren Lands   

On the upper edge of the North American mainland, the Northwest Territories' Arctic coastline is one of the most remote regions on earth. It is a rugged, marine frontier, lined by scenic, rolling hills and endless, glaciated plains. The Barren Lands, more than one million square kilometres, are empty except for a hearty few who have thrived for generations. Ray Ruben, the mayor of the hamlet of Paulatuk, discusses the hunting and trapping legacy of this area.

  • Darnley Bay: Fishing for Survival

Mayor Ray Ruben discusses the importance of Darnley Bay, a life-blood for generations of Paulatuk residents. The waters of the bay provide food for local families, and fishing skills are passed down through the generations.

  • Parry Peninsula: Trading Post

This remote region in Canada’s north, named for Arctic explorer William Parry, served as a Hudson Bay Company trading post for fur traders, but closed due to its remote location.

  • Tuktoyaktuk: History, Geography and Sod Houses 

John Steen describes the history and geography of Tuktoyaktuk and shows us the traditional Inuit sod and driftwood houses. The Inuit of Arctic Alaska, Canada and Greenland once travelled much of year in search of game. They built different types of dwellings depending on their location, the season, and length of stay. Here, Inuit today call themselves Inuvialuit.


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