Views 1454 Life in the Artic

Todd: So, Abidemi, you were about living with the Inuits in Northern Canada. What were some things that they do , like for example food or games or traditions?


Abidemi: Food was a big thing that was there. They eat a lot of meat, I could say, if I can say that from the sea, so because they're by the sea, they have access to a lot of food from there. They eat beluga, seal, whales. Anything that's found in the sea I think they basically eat it, and they eat just about all the parts of the animal, so that was quite interesting.


Todd: That's so interesting. What does it like, seal and whale?


Abidemi: Very ...?


Todd: Is it cooked?


Abidemi: Sometimes they it, yeah. They also it. They have different ways of preparing it. Sometimes to do eat it raw. They say that is the best way to eat it to get the most amount of energy from it, and sometimes they freeze it, and they eat it . They eat a lot of fish, frozen fish like that. Attic char - delicious, and sometimes they boil it, but I don't think that's their method of eating it. One thing to note is that the younger , they seem to prefer more the meat - beef - and the meat that more of everybody eats now, whereas the older generation, of course, they still prefer their way of cooking and eating. Also, they eat caribou, like land animals, caribou, rabbit and one or two other animals I can't remember.


Todd: Now did you try all foods?


Abidemi: I tried as many as I could. I love eating, and if everyone else is eating it, I'll it too, so I try them all. I have my, the ones I like more, but I didn't find anything . I enjoyed it.


Todd: That's so cool. Did you learn how to it or cook some of it?


Abidemi: No. I'm because I'm not a huge cook anywhere, so I just do the eating and cleaning up.


Todd: Yeah, OK cool. You that they played some games. They have their own style of games. Do you remember any games that they play?


Abidemi: They have games, where one was like wrestling. They have a lot of body contact games where they would on the ground, or you had to hold up your leg a certain way for how many minutes, just really games that had to deal with strength and is what I would say, and then they played a lot of games using dice where you would win prizes. I think a lot of these things were designed for the long winter months, so they could stay indoors and still keep themselves entertained, and because in those days, in the past they didn't have TV or have the kind of entertainment, Internet, which they do have there now, so they have a lot of games that they still try to play sometimes to keep them .


And music is a large part of life too. A lot of people play different instruments and they square dance. really good dancers. They can dance all night, so that was fun as well.


Todd: Oh wow, sounds like great place.


Abidemi: Yes, it was.


Todd: So do they have their own type of instruments? Their own traditional instruments?


Abidemi: I would say no. The that I saw were more things that had been up to them, for example the fiddle, guitar, stuff like that. Thinking back on it now, maybe there were one or two things that they had made, but I didn't feel like, I can't really remember the name. I didn't really remember the names, so.


Todd: Nice, anyway, thanks for .


Abidemi: My .

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