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Yellowknife Productions, 1989. VHS cassette, 10:00 min., $395.00
Distributed by Kenetic Inc., 408 Dundas St. E., Toronto, Ontario M5A 2A5

Grades 3 and up/Ages 8 and up
Reviewed by Joan McGrath.

Volume 19 Number 1
1991 January

Ten magic minutes, voiceless except for the haunting Inuit throat song, provide a glimpse of an ancient way of life, touched now by the technological age that has brought to the Arctic computers with which children learn to read Inuktitut syllables.

Here are the people of the truest North of all, at work and at play, in the long, dark, hardworking winter and the joyous, brief summer. This short, vivid picture story provides an arctic experi­ence rather than a set of facts about bannock making, northern legislation, work on a drill rig, or any of the other activities portrayed.

This brilliant pastiche suggests the flavour of a unique way of life that few outsiders will ever have the opportunity to share at first hand. Useful for Canadian studies, social studies, native peoples of Canada, environmental studies, threatened environments, geography and media studies.

Joan McGrath, Toronto Board of Education, Toronto, Ont.
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