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"They could know if you were talking or thinking about them, even if you or they were far away such as down south. But, today young people are so curious they aren't afraid to ask so many questions and talk about them whenever they want."
Taloyoak Community elder meeting.

Taloyoak Elders

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The elders were asked about shamans as part of this project. They explained that in the past, shamans were very sensitive and powerful. Shamans were said to practice irnaliuqtuq or healing and making one better.

Many elders recounted stories of Kakooteenik and the abandoned children who became Thunder and Lightening. This powerful shaman is said to have built this Thunder House in honor or for those children.


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