Silent Sound has just left Tuktoyaktuk, a small town on the far northern coast of Canada. The name means 'looks like caribou' in Inupiaq. Inupiaq is the language of the Inupiat - the Inuit people of Alaska's Northwest Arctic and North Slope boroughs and the Bering Straits region. With only about 900 people in town and very little movement in and out of the community, the teens of 'Tuk' live very different lives from those living in a big city such as Hong Kong. They go to an English school run by the Canadian government, but few finish their education and even fewer go to university. Many choose to live off the land as hunters and fishermen. Others drop out of school and are lost between their traditional culture and the faster modern culture. I met Logan Nasogaluak at the youth centre. He's 17 but has yet to complete Grade 10. His family has moved back to Tuk from Inuvik, a larger town a short flight away. 'I didn't want to come back but my parents did. There are a lot more opportunities in Inuvik, including more chances for education and jobs,' Logan said. Back in Tuk, he's trying to stay out of trouble while deciding if he should finish his education. 'There are a lot of kids drinking . . . because there's not that much else to do,' Logan said. 'I'd like to get a government job . . . something in an office. Those jobs have good pay and benefits.' Inuit elders feel the teens should learn more about the land, wildlife and their own culture of hunting and fishing. Roy Cockney is a 66-year old Inuit hunter and fisherman who has seen his people move from igloos and tents to towns where they have satellite TV and office jobs. 'We need to speak more Inupiaq with the kids to keep the language alive,' he said. 'The elders used to laugh if [kids] spoke [the language] and it sounded funny. They don't laugh anymore when they make mistakes - they correct them.'