Performing Asveq (The Walrus Hunt)

Questions for Discussion

  • How do students in the video present their story? How does their heritage relate to the story they are telling?
  • What are other ways that people can learn about their own culture and heritage if they are displaced from it?
  • What might be the role of the walrus in the traditional society? What cultural tradition could it represent? What purpose does the dance and music have for the students?
  • Describe what you saw in the dance. What is its meaning to you?
  • If you were to write a song or compose a dance to illustrate your identity, what would it be?