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Schweig admitted his knowledge about the Inuvialuit is limited to what he has read in books.

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Schweig said his adoptive grandmother told him who his birth mother was. He was walking down the street and a guy told him a producer was looking for Indians to act in a low-budget film.

Author I am a southern Canadian embarking on a northern adventure at the Top of the World. Each of the dances has a meaning, but I can’t remember what they all are Some of the children performing. The two got talking and before long Schweig realized he must be related to Thrasher.

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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. He left Inuvik at the age of six with his adoptive parents almost 20 years ago.

After decades of contact with foreigners, many Inuvialuit had forgotten how important drum dancing was. Sadly, not long ago, drum dancing seemed to be dying out. I also took some video but I won’t put that up until tomorrow. But at 6 months, he was adopted by a German father and French mother. The Inuvialuit people the Inuit of the Western Arctic traditionally used songs and inuvuk to tell stories and share their culture.


After that movie he inuvlk a video tape of his best scenes, found himself an agent and eventually wound up in the Last of the Mohicans.

That is ddrum he got his first start as an actor. The name given to him at birth was Ray Thrasher. Florence Raddi never realized she had a cousin who was a rising movie star. 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.

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The end of a men’s dance. Schweig said he has several different options right now and expects to be busy in late spring.

Gender stereotypes exist in every culture! Schweig was the natural son of former Inuvik and Yellowknife resident Margaret Thrasher. Dancers would act out the adventures inkvik accomplishments of their ancestors accompanied by the beat of caribou skin drums.

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.

Than one day in Vancouver,where he now lives, he met Willie Thrasher on the street. Schweig, figuring he could act, went in and then landed the lead in the picture.


I am a southern Canadian embarking on a northern adventure at the Top of the World. Inuvialuit drum dancers even performed for Prince William and Kate drumm their visit to Canada last summer. 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.

But three days later,his birth mother died and he was too dru. When he was 16 years old Schweig left home and headed for Toronto.

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Schweig said he had a strange feeling that he might never meet his mother after drm dream he had when he was Raddi was just one of several relatives who Schweig met for the first time. His father was in the Navy and they moved from Inuvik to Bermuda. But last week, when she met Eric Schweig from the “Last of the Mohicans”, there was no question in her mind.

Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. He was her cousin. After almost two decades,the trip back sparked some memories for Schweig, now