Building An Igloo
Instructors Theo Ikummaq, David Niaquttia and Bart Hannah Kappianaq teach Ataguttaaluk School students how to survive on the land in the wintertime. Morning class learns about maps, navigation, using direction of snow drifts, stars, sun, GPS, and bringing proper essentials. Theo Ikummaq teaches how to make an igloo for shelter. Theo Ikummaq takes the students on an overnight trip and teaches students how to hunt and take care of their equipment and clothing, and learn about ice conditions.
For thousands of years Inuit has used the Qamutiq in the north as a means of transportation. Back them it could have been made from frozen fish and freezing ice under to make it run smooth and fast. Other things such as bone and skins, driftwood and whatever would have been used as well. In this episode we will watch a more modern way a sled would be made. These days’ ropes are used rather than animal products. Lumber is used as well as plastic sheets for the bottom. We will watch Jerry Ell make a Qamutiq for a child to slide and play with.