Anaana's Tent

Anaana's Tent

11 Episodes

It’s summertime in the Arctic, and host Rita Claire sets up camp at her mother’s tent on the land. With the help of her old husky, Qimmiq, and a cast of special friends, Rita Claire sings songs, plays games, reads stories and learns new words in Inuktitut.

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Anaana's Tent
  • Fishing

    Episode 1

    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.

  • Parts of the Body

    Episode 2

    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.

  • Inuit Clothing

    Episode 3

    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 Kamiks.

  • Arctic Plants

    Episode 4

    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.

  • Arctic Bugs

    Episode 5

    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.

  • Counting

    Episode 6

    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.

  • Things That Make Me Happy

    Episode 7

    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.

  • Sorting

    Episode 8

    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.

  • Helping Out

    Episode 9

    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.

  • Rainy Day

    Episode 10

    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.

  • Going Home

    Episode 11

    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.