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Inuit Culture

If you are an Inuit Youth looking to connect to your cultural roots, this page is designed for you. The Inuit movement strives to preserve the core of their culture and to achieve a decent standard of living for themselves and their children. Their history of strength and survival suggests that they will succeed.

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Who are the Inuit People?

Inuit — Inuktitut for “the people” — are an Aboriginal people, the majority of whom live in the northern regions of Canada. An Inuit person is known as an Inuk. The Inuit homeland is known as Inuit Nunangat, which refers to the land, water and ice contained in the Arctic region.

Where do Inuit people currently live?

Currently, the Inuit mostly live in the following areas, Northern Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Siberia.

What is their culture?

Traditionally, the Inuit were hunters and gatherers who moved seasonally from one camp to another. Large regional groups were loosely separated into smaller seasonal groups, winter camps (called “bands”) of around 100 people and summer hunting groups of fewer than a dozen. Each band was roughly identified with a locale and named accordingly.

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