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Inuit child playing with his self-built toy, a mini-scooter transporting seal meat, Pond Inlet, Canada

Inuit child playing with his self-built toy, a mini-scooter transporting seal meat, Pond Inlet, Canada

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Uploaded 19 Aug 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
While the family is on seal hunt, the children are playing with their self-built toys on the ice, mirroring the fathers job. Seal hunting (mainly on abundant ring seals) is an important part of life for the Inuit of Pond Inlet (Inuktitut: Mittimatalik). As this depends on the existence of sea ice as the habitat of ring seals and surface to drive on, threats of earlier melting of the ice are not welcomed by the local people and makes their life more risky. Pond Inlet (Inuktitut: Mittimatal ...
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