aboriginal people of canada
inuit culture: by reid pickering
They settled in Nunavut, North West Territories, and northern Quebec. They spread out further though because they follow the migration cycles of the caribou. All of these places are very extreme climates so they had to change their lifestyle throughout the seasons. Over the years they also migrated to Greenland and the islands close to it.
The Inuits houses often changed through out the seasons. In the summer they lived in sturdy tents made from wood or bone frames and animal skin covers. In the winter they lived in igloos that can hold up to 20 people. Though some people lived in stone houses through out the entire year. these stone houses had to have frames built into the ground to stay level when the ice thawed and came back.
The Inuit peoples connection to and effect on their land was great in every way. It greatly effected the way they lived because of their extreme climate. For that reason they needed protection from the wind and cold with the resources they had. This made them build igloos in the winter and wood and animal skin tents in the summer. Also since the harsh conditions did not allow them to farm their diet was mostly fish and meat. They also migrated with their food such as caribou. the cold winters also made them have to come together to provide themselves with food and shelter. They are also connected by religion. this is because they believe that all thin are equal and have spirits that should be respected. This causes them to use all the parts of the animal and never waste. This is the Inuits connection to the environment.
Quiviasukvik: A native Inuit annual celebration that closely resembles Christmas.
Caribou: A large deer like animal that the Inuit hunted
Katajjaq: An Inuit competition involving singing
Igloo: An ice made shelter used by the Inuits in the winter.
inuit book on mr. Steciuk's website