Hunting Tools

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15 October 2009

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In the film, this set of hunting tools is made of intricately laced bone and sinew.

The forked kakivak (fish spear) requires impeccable hand-eye coordination and timing.

The unaaq (spear) can be used hunt a variety of animals, such as polar bear, seal, walrus, beluga, and narwhal.

In the old days, the sakku (harpoon head) would be made of bone or ivory. Though made of different materials, these types of hunting tools are still used by Inuit today.

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Atanarjuat, bone, cohn, fast runner, fast runner trilogy, Film, fish spear, hunt, hunting tools, Igloolik, Inuit, Kakivak, kunuk, Nunavut, sakku, set, sinew, spear, Unaaq

Location:

Igloolik, NU, Canada

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