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Inuit Tales Collection

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Catalogue Number:  TPI022
Producer:  Taqqut Productions
Subject:  Animation, Arts, Canadian Social Studies, Character Education, Children's Stories, First Nations Studies, Guidance, Indigenous Issues, Language Arts, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  PreK - 2, 3 - 5, 6 - 8
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Running Time:  8:00

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Delve into the world of Inuit myths and legends, and the unique culture of Arctic Canada. This series of 4 shorts provides young viewers with a rich, entertaining and informative learning experience. Children learn about Inuit legends, myths, and folktales and will have a unique opportunity to learn about the giants, monsters, and strange creatures that have peopled Inuit myth for centuries.

Based on children's books.

Collection includes:

The Little Folk of the Arctic - In the folklore of most cultures around the world there are stories of magical little folk. And the Arctic is no exception. Inuit traditional knowledge is filled with references to many different races and tribes of little folk. These beings always try to avoid human encounters, but over the years Inuit hunters and shaman have gathered stories and experiences to help us understand these small inhabitants. (2:00)

The Ogress of the Gravelbank - Inuit oral history is filled with strange beings and supernatural creatures. One of these feared land spirits is the Ogress of the Gravelbank. This cruel being was known to lure children into her lair and trap them there. All that perish in that cave remain there as spirits and animated corpses. (2:00)

The Owl and the Lemming - The oral history of Inuit is filled with many folktales, legends, and myths. In this traditional story, a young owl catches a lemming to eat. Inuit stories are often instructive, and with this fable, children quickly learn the value of being clever and humble, and why pride and arrogance are to be avoided. (2:00)

Ukaliq and Kalla Go FishingUkaliq and Kalla Go Fishing tells the story of an ice-fishing trip taken by two unlikely friends—Ukaliq the Arctic hare and Kalla the lemming. Well-meaning but impatient, Ukaliq can’t catch a single Arctic char! Good thing Kalla is there. Embodying the calm, thoughtful nature of traditional hunters and those who live in the Arctic, Kalla shares his wisdom—and his snacks—with his unprepared friend. This fun, the educational short film shows how important it is to be patient, kind, and prepared for whatever comes. (2:00)

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