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He left Inuvik at the age of six with his adoptive parents almost 20 years ago. The Inuvialuit people the Inuit of the Western Arctic traditionally used songs and chants to tell stories and share drm culture. But at 6 months, he was adopted by a German father and French mother. The two got talking and before long Schweig realized he must be related crum Thrasher.

It has been a busy but interesting week, with 3 full days of community meetings, which explains why I haven’t been faithful in blogging.

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But last week, when she met Eric Schweig from the “Last of the Mohicans”, there was no question in her mind. Each of the dances has a meaning, but I can’t remember what they all are I also took some video but I won’t put that up until tomorrow. Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. His father was in the Navy and they moved from Inuvik to Bermuda.


Schweig was the natural son of former Inuvik and Yellowknife resident Margaret Thrasher.

Sadly, not long ago, drum dancing seemed dru, be dying out. In the dream he was walking towards a house where he could see a woman that he knew was his mother but when he was 5 feet from the open door it slammed shut.

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Florence Raddi never realized she had a cousin who was a rising movie star. Dancers would act out the adventures and accomplishments of their ancestors accompanied by the beat of caribou skin drums. Schweig said he has several different options right now and expects to be busy in late spring. He was walking down the street and a guy told him a producer was looking for Indians to act in a low-budget film.

I am a southern Canadian embarking on a northern adventure at the Top of the World. Than one day in Vancouver,where he now lives, he met Willie Thrasher on the street. After that movie he got a video tape of his best scenes, found himself an agent and eventually wound up in the Last of the Mohicans.

That is where he got his first start as an actor. My favourite was a mixed dance where the men played the part of seals, and the women were seagulls who were swooping down and bothering them. After decades of contact with foreigners, many Inuvialuit had forgotten how important drum dancing was.


After almost two decades,the trip back sparked some memories for Schweig, now Raddi was just one of several inhvik who Schweig met for the first time.

Schweig admitted his knowledge about the Inuvialuit is limited to what he has read in books. Schweig said his adoptive grandmother told him who his birth mother was. Some of the children performing.

Inuvialuit drum dancers even performed for Prince William inuviik Kate during their visit to Canada last summer. However, last night I was lucky enough to watch a traditional Inuit drum dance, put on by the Inuvik Drum Dancers, and I wanted to quickly post some pictures. Schweig, figuring he could act, went in and then landed the lead in the picture. Gender stereotypes exist in every culture!

Inuvik Drum Dancing – Top-of-the-World Girl

Author I am a southern Canadian embarking on a northern adventure at the Top of the World. But three days later,his birth mother died and he was too late.

The end of a men’s dance.