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.
Follow four modern Inuit athletes as they reveal their unique relationship to the games and compete across the North. As unprecedented change sweeps across their traditional lands, their stories illuminate the importance of the games today.
Program Length: 27 minutes
Production Staff: Executive Producer: Steven Wounded Deer Alvarez (Mescalero Apache/Yaqui/Upper Tanana Athabascan); Director: Jonathon Stanton
Production Companies: Starseed Media Inc. in association with the Alaska Native Heritage Center
The Website for Games of the North
Educational Resources: Viewer Discussion and Educational Guides
Public Broadcast Release: April 2011
Tags: alaska, sports, games, inupiaq
Product ID: GOTN-11-H