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The Inuit
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The Inuit lived in an area comprising a large part of northern Earth, including Northern Canada.
Parts of the Yukon, NWT, Nunavut, Quebec and Labrador were settled by the first peoples of the Canadian Arctic.
Tribal Relations / War
  • War and conflict between Inuit groups was rare.
  • The Inuit lived a peaceful existence, and self-restraint and sharing (Nigiqtuq) were valued traits in their culture.
  • The Inuit needed to depend on each other to survive their harsh environment; therefore, sharing was the basis of their culture. They shared food, equipment, clothing, and money with their family and friends in their community, and even between camps.
  • Inuit treated everything (human beings, the land, animals and plants) with equal respect, trying to maintain a harmonious relationship.

Arctic landscape

Igloolik men

Family outside their shelter
Groups in
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Environment / Housing Food / Hunting / Tools Transportation / Migration Religion / Ceremonies / Art / Clothing Family / Social Structure / Leadership
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