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Anaana's Tent (Inuktitut)

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In a very special tent in the Arctic, Rita Claire and her husky Qimmiq learn new songs, words, and stories with the help of some animated friends and Inuit performers.

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Episodes Season 1

  • 1. Fishing (Inuktitut)

    Welcome to Anaana’s Tent! Today, host Rita Claire arrives at her family’s tent and learns how important fishing is in Inuit culture. Celina Kalluk stops by to sing a song, and we read the book Fishing with Grandma.

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  • 2. Dogs (Inuktitut)

    Rita Claire explains the importance of dogs to Inuit culture. Celina Kalluk and Rita Claire demonstrate a throat song called “The River,” and Rita Claire reads the book Siku and Kamik Go to School.

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  • 3. Going on a Trip (Inuktitut)

    Rita Claire and Qimmiq are getting ready to go for a hike, and she shows how to prepare for a trip. Beatrice Deer teaches us how to count to five in Inuktitut. We hear the Inuit tale of the owl and the lemming and read the book On the Shoulder of a Giant.

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  • 4. Parts of the Body (Inuktitut)

    Rita Claire teaches Qimmiq about parts of the body, eating right and brushing our teeth. Looee Arreak sings “Inuktitut Uqausira” and we read the book My Tooth Hurts.

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  • 5. Inuit Clothing (Inuktitut)

    Rita Claire teaches us about the importance of Inuit clothing and how it protects against the cold. Rita Claire and Celina Kalluk perform a throat song together, and we read the book Viivi’s New Kamik.

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  • 6. Arctic Plants (Inuktitut)

    Rita Claire and Qimmiq learn all about Arctic plants. Meeka Arnakaq sings the Butterfly song, Zipporah Kalluk teaches how to light a qulliq (an Inuit stone lamp), and we read the book Saila and Betty.

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  • 7. Arctic Bugs (Inuktitut)

    Rita Claire talks about common Arctic bugs, like mosquitoes and wolf spiders. We hear a traditional Inuit story about an orphan and the amautalik, and we read the book Grandmother Ptarmigan.

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  • 8. Counting (Inuktitut)

    Rita Claire teaches how to count to five by counting items in the tent. Beatrice Deer visits the qarmmaq to sing the juggling song, and we read the book Out on the Ice and count fish.

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  • 9. Things That Make Me Happy (Inuktitut)

    Rita Claire is invited to a friend’s birthday party, but her friend has an unusual request. Celina Kalluk plays the mouth harp, and we read the book Leah’s Mustache Party.

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  • 10. Sorting (Inuktitut)

    Rita Claire and Qimmiq show how to sort different items in the tent. Meeka Arnakaq teaches us how to play Inugaq, a bone game, and we read the book Going to Grandma’s.

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  • 11. Helping Out (Inuktitut)

    Rita Claire talks about the different ways we help family and friends. Celina Kalluk stops by to sing “Siipinnguaq,” Susan Avingaq teaches us how to play Makigiaq, and we read the book Why We Share Country Food.

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  • 12. Rainy Day (Inuktitut)

    Rita Claire prepares for a rainy day outside with Qimmiq. Celina Kalluk visits to play the guitar and sing, and we are introduced to the traditional story The Legend of Lightning and Thunder.

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  • 13. Going Home (Inuktitut)

    It’s Rita Claire’s last day in the tent, and she feels sad. So she sings to Qimmiq to cheer herself up, and we read the book Way Back Then, featuring different Inuit folktales and myths.

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