Inuit Culture Education
Teach students about the Inuit, the native people of the Canadian Arctic and Nunavut, thee newest territory in Canada, established in April of 1999. Download the lesson plans in PDF format. The acocompanying educational documentaries can be watched in Full Screen on your computer, or projected in the classroom.
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Teach Through Subjects of Interest
Climate Change | Inuit knowledge
A new cross-platform multi-media documentary by Zacharias Kunuk O.C. and Dr. Ian J. Mauro, presenting Inuit knowledge collected over centuries regarding land, water, animals and the impact of climate change on survival and adaptation.
Climate Change | International legal action
50 unedited interviews of Siila Watt-Cloutier petition.
Siila Watt-Cloutier launched the world's first international legal action on climate change. On December 7, 2005, based on the findings of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, which projects that Inuit hunting culture may not survive the loss of sea ice and other changes projected over the coming decades, she filed a petition, along with 62 Inuit Hunters and Elders from communities across Canada and Alaska, to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, alleging that unchecked emissions of greenhouse gases from the United States have violted Inuit cultural and environmental human rights are guaranteed by the 1948 American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man.
Climate Change | LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium
Siila Watt-Cloutier, Inuit climate activist and 2007, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, speaking LIVE from Iqaluit on Inuit Knowledge, Human Rights and Climate Change.
Mining| Discussions on mining in Igloolik
Click to watch the videos:
- "And I don't believe when they say 'We have the most efficient, cleanest mining in modern days' because I don't think there are any clean mines."
- "The plan consists of destroying the environment, the wildlife, therefore the Inuit."
Truth and Reconciliation – Residential Schools
Truth and Reconciliation – Residential Schools | Survivor Letters
To display your truth and reconciliation channel here:
Websites of Interest About Inuit Culture and the Canadian Arctic
- Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is the national Inuit organization in Canada, representing four Inuit regions - Nunatsiavut (Labrador), Nunavik (Northern Quebec), Nunavut, and the Inuvialuit region in the Northwest territories
- The Canadian Arctic Profiles website provides information on a variety of topics relating to the Canadian Arctic.
- Living Traditions Museuems Honour the North American Indigenous Games. Part of the virtual Museum Canada website.
- The Arctic Winter Games official website
- The website of the territorial Government of Nunavut.
- Nunatsiaq News is the weekly newspaper of the Eastern Arctic. Find out what is making news in Nunavut and Nunavik!
- The Nunavut Living Dictionary is an easy to use Inuktittut-French-English dictionary.
- Visit the Arctic Library on Athropolis for information on almost everything arctic!
- Visit the Atlas of Canada for maps and more.
- If you want to install Inuktitut syllabics on your computer, you can download the Pigiarniq font here.