People of the Ice and Snow

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2012 Summer Program

Spend a week with our neighbors to the far, far north, the Inuit. Their ancestors and customs are ancient. They have learned to live in a world that is cold most months of the year. Build an Inuit house that uses the earth and sod to help keep it warm. Construct and clothe an extended family. Build a team of trusted dogs to haul your sled. construct an umiak, a light, agile boat they invented for hunting and transport. Like the Inuit, make art and tools with driftwood, stones and bones – the simple materials that their world provides. Learn new words and game from a distant culture.

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