The aboriginal peoples of the Canadian North are strongly attached to “country food” — that is, meat and fish obtained by hunting. This food is more than just an alternative to store-bought foods. It is an intrinsic feature of aboriginal culture, where hunting lies at the heart of traditional community, family, and personal values. Country food is so important that the aboriginals have made wildlife a key issue in land-claim negotiations. The year-round harvesting cycle depicts the changing conditions in weather and wildlife availability confronting the Inuit of Lancaster Sound in the Arctic.
This self-running animation presents a year as a timeline. As it unfolds, boxes representing seasons in the far north drop into place, and the explanatory text describing conditions show up. The animation also shows game in season through the year.