Hello there my name is Jeff an I'm a monster but I'm also your guide to changes in ancient Inuit culture over the past decades. In ancient Inuit culture on a bad snowstorm like this everyone would be inside playing recreational toys like ajagaak which was used to sharpen the scenes on nice days men and boys would often wrestle which kept them in shape
The drum dance combined music, song, dance, and story. It was performed by an individual or by a group, depending on the custom of the area. In the eastern arctic the drum (made of animal skin)
The life of the Inuit was intimately bound to the natural environment, and in traditional religion this same emphasis was apparent. Religion and spirituality were in the form of nature worship. The unpredictable forces of nature were believed to be controlled by powerful spirits, and it was important to appease these spirits
Today Inuit enjoy volleyball, basketball, badminton, ice hockey, and curling. Most communities have a school gym, a community hall, and an ice hockey rinkMany Inuit children have computer games at home as well as Nintendo switches, Xboxes and PlayStations. The long winters and often adverse weather encourage stay-at-home activities.
Music CD's and music channels on television have introduced the latest pop music groups from around the world to the Inuit culture.
Today many Inuit follow either the Catholic or Anglican faith. Missionaries from these two denominations came to the Arctic in the early 1900s, bringing medicines, technology and faith. The Inuit were impressed and bought the whole package. Older Inuit still have faith in shamans, and their ideology is a blend of traditional beliefs and modern theology.