Learn about Inuit across Canada

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


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Early History | Indigenous Atlas of Canada
An overview of the early history of Inuit that explains how two groups, the Sivullirmiut and the Thule, laid the foundation for modern Inuit cultures.

Rosemary Gilliat (Eaton)'s Arctic diary and photographs | Library and Archives Canada
The diary of photographer Rosemary Gilliat describing her observations of Inuit ways of life as she travelled across the Arctic in 1960.

Picturing Arctic Modernity: North Baffin Drawings from 1964 | Agnes Etherington Art Centre
A unique collection of drawings illustrating Inuit perspectives of daily life, history and memory during a period of transformation.

Lillian Elias: A Residential School Survivor's Story | Historica Canada
The testimonial of Lillian Elias, a residential school Survivor, who helped many Inuvialuit grow up with a better understanding of their language, identity and roots.

Languages and cultures

Inuktut Tusaalanga | Pirurvik Centre
Thousands of sound files and other resources that help you learn Inuktitut.

Inuttut Kautamât uKauset | Language App
An application, available for both iOS and Android devices, created to encourage everyday speaking of Inuttitut within Nunatsiavut communities in Labrador.

Anaana's Tent | Taqqut
Educational preschool television series that aims to prepare young children for school by promoting early literacy, math skills and social competence.

Inuit Cinema | National Film Board
Documentaries and animated films offering a unique audiovisual account of Inuit life.

Experiences of Inuit

Unikkaat / unipkaat ungipaghat / nallunairutet Circumpolar Waves | Inuit Circumpolar Council
A podcast that features talks with leaders and key people in Inuit Nunaat, the Inuit homeland in Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Chukotka (Russia).

Iqaluit Women's Shelter | Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada
A short video featuring Inuit women embroidering together as they share their unique experiences and lasting impacts of colonization.

Capturing Spirit: an Inuit Journey | Makivvik
This film is a realistic portrayal of the life challenges facing Inuit youth today. It was filmed in Kuujjuaq in Northern Quebec with actors from the local community.

Si le temps le permet | Elisapie Isaac (not available in English)
In this personal documentary, Elisapie Isaac, from Salluit Nunavik, now based in Montréal, decides to dive deep into her roots.

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