Learn about Inuit across Canada

Take time to learn more about the rich history, languages, cultures and experiences of Inuit across Canada.

Resources

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Some materials on this page contain information regarding residential schools, which some may find distressing. If you require support, please note that there are resources available. For support, consult Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program.

History

Inuit Early History
Learn about the early History of Inuit, more than 8,500 years ago and how two groups, the Sivullirmiut and the Thule, provided the foundation from which the Inuit cultures of today developed.

Rosemary Gilliat (Eaton)'s Arctic diary and photographs
Library and Archives Canada shares photographer Rosemary Gilliat (Eaton)'s diary which describes her observations as she travelled across the Arctic.

Picturing Arctic Modernity: North Baffin Drawings from 1964
This exhibition examines a transformative era in Canada's Arctic through a unique collection of Cape Dorset drawings.

Languages and cultures

Inuktut Tusaalanga
Tusaalanga means "Let me hear!" This website features thousands of sound files to help you learn Inuktitut quickly and easily.

Inuit Cinema at NFB
These documentaries and animated films offer a unique audiovisual account of Inuit life.

Anaana's Tent (not available in French)
Educational preschool television series that aims to prepare young children for school by promoting early literacy, math skills and social skills.

Experiences of Inuit

unikkaat / unipkaat ungipaghat / nallunairutet Circumpolar Waves (not available in French)
The Inuit Circumpolar Council's podcast features talks about Inuit circumpolar issues and stories.

Article about Inuit Residential Schools survivors: Beginning of an end
In the Fall 2015 edition of the Inuktitut magazine, Looee Okalik reflects on the heart wrenching and uplifting journey, as the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission began to wind down.

Iqaluit Women Shelter (not available in French)
Watch this short video featuring Inuit women embroidering together as they share their unique experiences and lasting impacts of colonization.

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