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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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, laid the foundation for modern Inuit cultures.

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

Picturing Arctic modernity: North Baffin drawings from 1964
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
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
This website features thousands of sound files to help you learn and master Inuktitut quickly and easily.

Inuttut Kautamât uKauset – Language app
This application, available for both iOS and Android devices, was created to encourage everyday speaking of Inuttitut.

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

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

Experiences of Inuit

Unikkaat / unipkaat ungipaghat / nallunairutet Circumpolar Waves
The Inuit Circumpolar Council's podcast features talks with leaders and key people in the circumpolar world, called Inuit Nunaat. This expression, meaning "Inuit homeland," stretches from Greenland to Canada, Alaska and the coastal regions of Chukotka, Russia.

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

Capturing Spirit: an Inuit Journey
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, the filmmaker, Elisapie Isaac, from Salluit Nunavik, now based in Montreal, decides to dive deep into her roots.

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