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How did the Inuit make a living?

How did the Inuit make a living?

The Inuit people were unable to farm and grow their own food in the harsh desert of the tundra. They mostly lived off of meat from hunting animals. They used harpoons to hunt seals, walruses, and the bowhead whale. They also ate fish and foraged for wild berries.

How did the Inuit make decisions?

Therefore, to this day, the Inuit place high value on inclusiveness, resourcefulness, collaboration, and “decision making through discussion and consensus.” While individuals are expected to be self-reliant and fulfill their role in society, each member is also expected to support and help the others.

How do the Inuit make their living in Nunavut?

Near the coast they hunted seals, walruses and small whales by throwing harpoons from the shore and sea ice. They lived in temporary settlements of skin tents and perhaps also constructed snow houses.

What kind of life did the Inuit live in Canada?

By the mid-1950s, dramatic changes had occurred for the Canadian Inuit, which lasted well into the 1960s. There were differences among the regions of Nunavut, such as the Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin), Kivalliq or Kitikmeot. The common characteristic was the extensive change from the nomadic to the sedentary way of living.

How did the Inuit get their natural glow?

In fact, before milk was fortified with D, people living outside of Northern Canada and Alaska loaded their diets with fishy products, such as cod liver oil, to get their daily supplement. So despite their chilly climate and lack of sun exposure, it’s the Inuit diet that has kept them in their natural glow.

Why did the Inuit move to permanent settlements?

Since being moved to permanent settlements in the 1950s and 1960s, Inuit have lacked adequate housing and have suffered related health problems. A 2006 survey found that in Inuit Nunangat more than 15,000 Inuit were living in over-crowded conditions, and were the most likely to live in households with more than one family.

Are there any Inuit high Arctic relocations in Canada?

The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. “Inuit High Arctic Relocations in Canada”, Last Edited July 25, 2018, and get back to you with any further questions.