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All Aspects of Drum Dancing _1987


06 May 2015


All Aspects of Drum Dancing

Program name: Takuyaksat
Takuyaksat was a Baker Lake production involving cultural activities, storytelling, hunting, sewing, and legends.
Producer: Pani Panipatunguajaq - Baker Lake - Inuit Broadcasting Corporation
Host: Martin Qilak (Kreelak)
Camera: Pani Panipatunguajaq
Location: Baker Lake

Segment 1: There are four ways of drum dancing.

Illuriutijut: Competing with each other in a joyful way.
Iviutijut: By song, competing seriously to the point of punching each other.
Takuttautijut: Embracing friends and relatives with screams of joy since they hadn’t seen each other for awhile.
Pisirsiutijut: Drumming joyfully.

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.

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25m 54s


Arctic, Canadian Inuit, drum dancing, IBC, inuit broadcasting corporation, Nunavut




Baker Lake

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