BL-560 String Games and Imitation
Program name: Takuyaksat
Takuyaksat was a Baker Lake production involving cultural activities, storytelling, hunting, sewing, and legends.
Producer: Baker Lake - Inuit Broadcasting Corporation
Host: William Noah
Location: Baker Lake
Segment 1: It was a tradition that only girls were allowed to play string games – this was to prevent them from having babies too early. However, boys were able to play them only when they were out on the land with other men.
The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation, established in Canada's territory of Nunavut, has been producing Inuit language video, by, for and about Inuit since 1981. This video is from their collection and has been made available on the Internet for your enjoyment through funding provided by the Government of Canada and the Government of Nunavut.