This feature doc presents the fascinating account of Nuligak, who grew up in the Inuvialuit community of the western Canadian Arctic, in the Yukon. Born in 1895, he witnessed the first arrival of the white settlers who came to hunt the bowhead whale and the devastating effects of so-called civilization. But Nuligak, an orphan boy, was a survivor. Before he died in 1966, he wrote a record of his life on the land and the massive changes to Inuit culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. His words come alive through archival film and the narration and performance on camera of his descendants.