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Midwife and Mother (5/6)

This is also part of this series: Nunavut Elders Series, The (6)

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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Inuit Communications
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 24 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2005
Available in French: Yes

Featured Community: Taloyoak --- Until she was forty years old, Bessie Ashevak lived in igloos and tents, cooked with qulliqs, sewed her family's skin clothing and raised her children. Bessie was a midwife and routinely delivered babies in tents, igloos, on boats - wherever the family happened to be when the time came. Bessies' grand-niece, Violet, a high-school student who has just had her first baby, seeks advice on raising her new infant. In Inuktitut with English or French sub-titles.

Links: http://www.gov.nu.ca/Nunavut/