‘Hunting Birds’ by Rex Kangoak Goose Inuit Art – Holman 1984 print collection, presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
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Notes from DaVic Gallery: ‘Hunting Birds’ – The Eider duck, is known in the Arctic as kingaliks (male) and mitiinnaq (female). These birds are both nutritionally and culturally rich as an important component of a northern diet and celebration events. Each spring the birds migrate following open water leads and pass directly by the shores of the community. This migration route is normally predictable and brings them near enough to the edge of the ice where they become more easily accessible to hunters. This can be a bountiful season for many hunters, some harvesting as many as 100 ducks to last the year. Hunters build a wall of frozen snow to hide from the sight of flying birds and shoot them as they fly overhead.