For centuries the fish spear known to Inuit as the Kakivak has been in existence. It has assisted Inuit in spearing fish from rivers. This spear would have been made mostly from bone and occasionally driftwood for the long shaft; the point would have been sharper, at times made of rock, but mostly bone. These days there is plenty of wood around, and the point could be made from steel, brass or other hard elements. In this episode we will watch Solomon Awa, a hunter from Iqaluit, originally from Pond Inlet demonstrate the making of a modern Kakivak.
Host: Peter Tapati Segment 1: Beluga whale hunting around Pangnirtung and Iqaluit. Segment 2: Samson Quinaknaq singing his Ajajaa song about his kakivak – fish spear. Segment 4: Arviat ladies sing Ajajaa.