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Origin of the Shaman

Piita Irniq talks about where Inuit, and Shamanism, come from and discusses the state of Shamanism today within the Inuit community.

Cultural practices of a Shaman

Piita Irniq discusses when and why Shamanistic practices would be used in Inuit culture.

Shamans and their Spirits

Piita Irniq explains the relationship between a Shaman their Spirit Guides.

Teachings of the Shaman

Piita Irniq talks about how one became a Shaman and how it was not so simple.

Rituals of the Shaman

Piita Irniq, using his brother-in-law as an example, describes the stages and rituals of Shamanism among Inuit.

Importance of Shamanism

Piita Irniq explains how if it weren't for the practices of Shamans the Inuit people wouldn't be around today. It is due, he argues, in large part, to their work that Inuit have survived in the Arctic. Also, discusses his family history and Christianity.

Inuit Legends about Shamans pt 1

Piita Irniq explains how if it weren't for the practices of Shamans the Inuit people wouldn't be around today. It is due, he argues, in large part, to their work that Inuit have survived in the Arctic. Also, discusses his family history and Christianity.

Inuit Legends about Shamans pt 2

Piita Irniq tells the story of a Shaman who traveled to the moon by dogteam.

Shaman Experience: Story

Piita Irniq tells the story of a mean Shaman and his powers, among others.

Shaman Experience: Elder

Piita Irniq talks about his own hands-on experiences with elder Shaman.

Shaman to-be

Piita Irniq recounts the surprising story of a Shaman's Apprentice who shoots himself.

Introduction of Christianity and
the decline of Shamans

Piita Irniq talks about the arrival of Christianity to the North and the demonization of Shamanism by the Churches.

Shamans Today

Piita Irniq explains that Shamans still exist today but they are in hiding.

Names of Shamans

Piita talks about the language of Shamans and its use today to name Inuit and the world around them.

Talking about a Shaman

Piita explains how Shamans would know if you were talking about them, even if they were very far away.

Piita explains how Shamans would know if you were talking about them, even if they were very far away.