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Owl and the Raven: An Eskimo Legend

Owl and the Raven: An Eskimo Legend

| 6 min

Using life-like seal fur puppets, this animated short by Co Hoedeman tells the traditional Inuit tale of the owl and the raven. Why did the raven’s feathers turn jet-black? And what did the owl have to do with it?

  • direction
    Co Hoedeman
  • puppet design
    Germaine Arnaktauyok
  • set design
    Alootook Ipellie
  • song
    Jeela Alilkatuktuk
  • dialogue
    Jeela Alilkatuktuk
  • voice
    Toojatogak Itoacheak
    Elatak Nakashook
    Alootook Ipellie
  • editing
    Pierre Bernier
  • music consultant
    Maurice Blackburn
  • text
    Alootook Ipellie
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes
  • producer
    Pierre Moretti


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Ages 6 to 11

Arts Education - Art

The teacher can ask students to show, on a timeline, the migration of peoples from Asia; locate, on a map of Canada, territories where Inuit live, along with the type of climate and vegetation; name items one would find in an igloo, and do research on Inuit foods, clothing, culture and games; explain the game of jacks; sculpt an animal out of soapstone the way Inuit sculptors do.

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