January 5, 2012

Inuit Knowledge Podcasts

My northern cousins now got their own podcasts, and it’s a great thing for all the people below who wonder what it’s like to live even further north than the Arctic Circle.  This is a pretty cool thing.  So warm up your iPod or whatever you use and check them out. It’s a project of the National Park system up in Nunavut, Canada/Inuit Territory, and it’s called Inuit Knowledge Podcasts.

Telling it like it is.

Scroll down the page a bit, and you can find out what Inuit folks know about polar bear behavior, cultural stuff like the qulliq (a traditional Inuit oil lamp that’s a symbol of knowledge and survival), and about how they transmit knowledge to each other, an, hello, some Inuit perspectives on the environmental changes they’ve witnessed in their lifetimes.  I like the Inuit sayings and indicators that have to do with the environment.

Check it out.  A real eye-opener, probably.

I gotta go ring this guy up.  See you later.

 


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