Tulugak: Inuit Raven Stories


Welcome to the study guide for Tulugak: Inuit Raven Stories, an ensemble piece featuring Inuit artists from Greenland, Nunavut and Nunavik, developed by Sylvia Cloutier with Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory. This guide provides a synopsis of the play, followed by background information on Inuit arts, culture and society today, the raven, throat singing and drumming. It includes a brief description of the different participants and themes in the production, and provides curriculum connections for English, Native Studies, Social Sciences, History and Geography, the Arts, and Science. You will also find pre- and post-production discussion questions and classroom activities designed to connect the play to various subjects and reach as many learning styles as possible. Please feel free to use these activities as inspiration and adapt them for your classroom or grade level.

This teaching resource is intended to foster a greater understanding of the production, and of Inuit culture, and to allow students to prepare for the play, so that they can draw as much benefit from it as possible.

We sincerely hope that you find this guide to be useful. We welcome any feedback you may have, and invite you to contact Judi Pearl, Young Company Manager, English Theatre at judi.pearl@nac-cna.ca or 613-947-7000 ext. 537 (or toll-free 1-866-850-2787 ext. 537).

Study guide written by Pamela Levac.

Tulugak: Inuit Raven Stories was originally created for the Alianait Arts Festival and developed in association with the Banff Centre and the Canada Council for the Arts.  This production is presented by Northern Scene in association with the NAC English Theatre’s Family Series.