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Inuit lore behind the Northern lights


The aurora borealis is a stunning natural phenomenon. But in Inuit lore, the northern lights are also a sinister force that scares children into going to bed on time.

Gilles Boutin is a Northern Lights hunter based in Levis, Quebec. He spoke to CBC's Ainslie MacLellan.

We also hear from Annie Baron, who explains why she was scared of the Northern Lights as a child.

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