Games of the North
For thousands of years, traditional Inuit sports have been vital for survival within the unforgiving Arctic. Acrobatic and explosive, these ancestral games evolved to strengthen mind, body and spirit within the community. Following four modern Inuit athletes reveals their unique relationship to the games as they compete across the North. As unprecedented change sweeps across their traditional lands, their stories illuminate the importance of the games today.
Educational Resources: Viewer Discussion Guide;
Program Length: 27 minutes
Production Staff: Director: Jonathon Stanton; Executive Producer: Steven Wounded Deer Alvarez (Mescalero Apache/Yaqui/Upper Tanana Athabascan)
Production Company: Starseed Media Inc.
Public Broadcast Release: April 2011
Tags: Health and Fitness, Alaska Native, Iņupiat, Yupiit, Inuit
Product ID: GOTN-11-H