Inuit Culture Education


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Lesson Plans

Multimedia Lesson Plans

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.

Grades 4 to 6 | Grades 7 to 9 | Grades 10 and up




Teach Through Subjects of Interest

Climate Change

Climate Change | Inuit knowledge

Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change

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

International Legal Action on Climate Change

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

The 9th Annual Lafontaine-Baldwin

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

Show me on the map: 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."

~Terry Uyaruak

  • "The plan consists of destroying the environment, the wildlife, therefore the Inuit."

~Madeline Ivalu

Truth and Reconciliation – Residential Schools

Truth and Reconciliation – Residential Schools | Testimony

Testimony by Isuma

24 Residential school survivors' video-testimony, the majority shared in Inuktitut. Read English translations of Testimonies below films.

Truth and Reconciliation – Residential Schools | Your Testimony

Truth and Reconciliation – Residential Schools | Canadian Prime Minister's apology

Canadian Apology Part 2

Wednesday, June 11, 2008, Prime minster of Canada Stephen Harper delivered a history apology for the treatment of Aboriginal children at residential schools. Click on the thumbnail to watch.

Truth and Reconciliation – Residential Schools | Survivor Letters

Survivor Letters

To display your truth and reconciliation channel here:

Websites of Interest About Inuit Culture and the Canadian Arctic

This site uses the Euphemia font to display Inuktitut syllabics. You can download it for free here.
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