Inuit

There are four Inuit regions in Canada, collectively known as Inuit Nunangat. The term “Inuit Nunangat” is a Canadian Inuit term that includes land, water, and ice. Inuit consider the land, water, and ice, of our homeland to be integral to our culture and our way of life.

Inuit: Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

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Learn about Inuit Culture at the Virtual Museum

Learn about post-contact history of the Inuit

Learn about the Thule, pre-contact ancestors of the Inuit

Books

Inuksuk: Sharing Experiences of Nunavut: An Interactive EBook

This interactive eBook provides readers the opportunity to explore aspects of Inuit culture including geography, culture, history, government, and activism. It is based on several learning excursions made by students and staff of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School board, located in Southern Ontario, as they met with Inuit teachers, guides and elders to gain first-hand experience of life in Nunavut. Interactive elements include video clips, panoramic and 3D images, sound bites of the Inuktitut language and syllabic script, and quizzes to engage student inquiry. The respectful dialogue and partnership between northern and southern communities documented here signals an act of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners. It is a powerful tool for raising awareness about Inuit culture and Canada's most northerly communities to spark the interest and respect of all readers, from K-12 students to their teachers.

Inuksuk - Ptarmigan

A clip about the official bird of Nunavut, Ptarmigan, from the interactive e-book "Inuksuk: Sharing Experiences of Nunavut"

Inuksuk - Ulu

A clip about the traditional multi-purpose tool, the Ulu, from the interactive e-book "Inuksuk: Sharing Experiences of Nunavut"

Kahoot! Check your knowledge about the Inuit

The Walrus and the Caribou: Inuit Traditional Creation Story



"When the earth was new, words had the power to breathe life into the world. But when creating animals from breath, sometimes one does not get everything right on the first try!

Based on a traditional Inuit story passed forward orally for generations in the South Baffin region of Nunavut, this book shares with young readers the origin of the caribou and the walrus — and tells of how very different these animals looked when they were first conceived. (From Inhabit Media)" (CBC Books)

Videos

Into the Arctic Film

Into the Arctic Film Trilogy

Teacher's Guide

Keeping the Inuit Way of Life: National Geographic Short Film

Exploring the Arctic

Learn about 10 animals of the Arctic

Music

Tanya Tagaq, Inuit Throat Singer

Language