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Inuit Nunangat

"Inuit are an Indigenous people living primarily in Inuit Nunangat. The majority of our population lives in 53 communities spread across Inuit Nunangat, the Inuit homeland encompassing 35 percent of Canada’s landmass and 50 percent of its coastline.

We have lived in our homeland since time immemorial. Our communities are among the most culturally resilient in North America. Roughly 60 percent of Inuit report an ability to conduct a conversation in Inuktut (the Inuit language), and our people harvest country foods such as seal, narwhal and caribou to feed our families and communities.

There are four Inuit regions in Canada, collectively known as Inuit Nunangat. The term “Inuit Nunangat” is a Canadian Inuit term that includes land, water, and ice. Inuit consider the land, water, and ice, of our homeland to be integral to our culture and our way of life." (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, 2018)


Inuit resources

Inuit Tapitiit Kanatami - The national representational organization protecting and advancing the right and interests of Inuit in Canada

Inuit Nunangat Map - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Inuit Cultural Online Resources - Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre & Canadian Heritage

Canada's relationship with Inuit: A History of policy and program development (2006) - S. Bonesteel for Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Canada's Residential Schools: Volume 2 - The Inuit and Northern Experience:  PDF & Print


Inuit - selected books & articles

d'Anglure, B.S. (2019). Inuit stories of being and rebirth : gender, shamanism, and the third sex. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1080389835

Bennett, J., & Rowley, S. (eds). (2004). Uqalurait: an oral history of Nunavut. Montreal: McGill-Queen's Press. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/181843908

Billson, J. M., & Mancini, K. (2007). Inuit women: their powerful spirit in a century of change. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/104889687

Christopher, N., McDermott, N., & Flaherty, L. (2011). Unikkaaqtuat: an introduction to Inuit myths and legends. Inhabit Media. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/695978770

Collings, P. (2014). Becoming inummarik: men's lives in an Inuit community. Montreal: McGill-Queen's Press. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/863768372

Damas, D. (2002). Arctic migrants/Arctic villagers: the transformation of Inuit settlement in the central Arctic. Montreal: McGill-Queen's Press. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/76898640

Davis, R., & Zannis, M. (1973). The genocide machine in Canada: the pacification of the North. Montreal: Black Rose Books. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/846539

Douglas, C. (ed). (2009). Inuktitut essentials: a phrasebook. Iqaluit: Pirurvik Press. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1081173783

Dorais, L. (2010). The language of the Inuit: syntax, semantics, and society in the Arctic. Montreal: McGill-Queen's Press. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/767733303

Dunning, N. (2012). Reflections of a disk-less Inuk on Canada’s Eskimo identification system. Inuit Studies 36(2): 209-226. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/5919448429

Karetak, J., Tester, F., & Tagalik, S. (eds). (2017). Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit : what Inuit have always known to be true. Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/987796398

Komar, D. (2019). The court of better fiction: three trials, two executions, and Arctic sovereignty. Dundurn. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1043205904

Krupnik, I. (ed). (2016). Early Inuit studies: themes and transitions, 1850's - 1980's. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly press. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/907491668

Natcher, D. C., Felt, L., & Procter, A. (eds). (2012). Settlement, subsistence, and change among the Labrador Inuit: the Nunatsiavummiut experience. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1044491124

Oosten, J. & Miller, B.H. (2018). Traditions, traps and trends: transfter of knowledge in Arctic regions. Polynya Press.  https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1051222365

Owlijoot, P. & Flaherty, L. (eds). (2013). Inuit kinship and naming customs. Inhabit Media. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1091775295

Shadian, J. M. (2014). The politics of arctic sovereignty: oil, ice and Inuit governance. New York: Taylor & Francis Group. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/858975328

Smith, D. G. (1993). The emergence of "Eskimo status": an examination of the Eskimo Disk List system and its social consequences, 1925-1970. (pp. 41- 74). In N. Dyck & J. B. Waldrum. (eds). Anthropology, public policy and native peoples in Canada. Montreal: McGill-Queen's Press. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/144143842

Stern, P., & Stevenson, L. (eds). (2006). Critical Inuit studies: an anthology of contemporary Arctic ethnography. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/61859835

Vowel, C. (2016). Feel the Inukness: Inuit identity. In C. Vowel, Indigenous writes: a guide to First Nations, Metis and Inuit issues in Canada. (pp.  55-59). Winnipeg: Highwater Press. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1035317932

Watt-Cloutier, S. (2016). The right to be cold: one woman's story of protecting her culture, the Arctic and the whole planet. Penguin. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/923568101

Wright, S. (2014). Our ice is vanishing = Sikuvut nunguliqtuq: a history of Inuit, newcomers and climate change. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. https://concordiauniversity.on.worldcat.org/oclc/875729415


Adapted from: Native Studies: Indigenous Peoples of Canada: Inuit Guide - University of Manitoba Library, C. Callison

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