inuit aboriginal group

by jacob astren


- northern Canada
- green land


- they celebrated by dancing and singing
-in April they would celebrate the suns return after being in near or total darkness for 9 months


- berries, shrubs, roots
- mostly ate raw food because seal oil was limited
- bark from fallen trees, branches, etc...


- very strong believers most spirits were harmful
- sea goddess was one of the most important spirit of all
- in bad weather conditions the spirits would keep them warm
-religion leader had the power to heal the sick and talk to the spirit


inuit people required dwellings that were easy to build and which were located close to the places where the hunting was good. in winter inuit would make dwellings which was a turf hut as well as the more mobile tent made from animal hide, and the igloo a temporary shelter made of snow.

social structure/economy

The Inuit would live off the land. everything they needed to survive was there. food shelter water etc. Inuit would lived in small groups they needed to all work together to achieve the tasks for the day. non-producing members of the group babies and the elderly might be abandoned in order to ensure survival of the group.


nomads -

a member of a people or tribe that has no permanent abode but moves about from place to place, usually seasonally and often following a traditional route or circuit according to the state of the pasturage or food supply.

dwellings -

a building or place of shelter to live in; place of residence; abode; home.

kayaks -

an Eskimo canoe with a skin cover on a light framework, made watertight by flexible closure around the waist of the occupant and propelled with a double-bladed paddle.

inukshuks - means in the likeness of a human in the Inuit language. The traditional meaning of the inukshuk is Someone was here or You are on the right path.

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driving question

The inuit group relied on there environment to survive For example, they use the naturally provided resources to produce fire and to find food. Animals are used for meat, oil, skins etc. Plants could be used for food, as well as to produce wares such as baskets and hats. The surrounding ice they use to create igloos and other structures. The surrounding environment is the one thing that is provided to make use of, as a starting civilisation, and must be utilised to the fullest for a community to survive.