ERIC Number: ED336231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Keewatin Regional Education Authority, Rankin Inlet (Northwest Territories).; Keewatin Inuit Association, Rankin Inlet (Northwest Territories).
The purpose of this publication is to record the traditional games played by the Inuit and to preserve a unique form of sports and recreation found in northern Canada. Written in English and Inupiaq, this manual contains descriptions of games played throughout the Arctic with special emphasis on the Keewatin Region, suggestions for teaching Inuit games and other organized games in the school or community setting, descriptions of equipment and how to make it, and other information relevant to recreational programs. Most traditional Inuit games involve competition between two people and require strength, concentration, coordination, and flexibility--skills essential for traditional hunting and survival. Originally, Inuit games were played spontaneously and in an unstructured way. Many games in this manual have been written up in a form applicable to more structured competition. Contents include kicks, reaches, pulls, pushes and push-ups, hangs and rope gymnastics, lifts, hops and jumps, twists and rotations, wrestling, quiet games and active games, teaching methods, equipment, and warm-up activities. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Keewatin Regional Education Authority, Rankin Inlet (Northwest Territories).; Keewatin Inuit Association, Rankin Inlet (Northwest Territories).
Identifiers: Arctic; Canada (North)