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Inuit of Canada

Category: People
Sub Category:Inuit of Canada
Summary Information:
The Inuit of Canada are part of a wider cultural group which includes the Inupiat of north Alaska and eastern Russia, the Inuit of Greenland and the Yupik who occupy coastal southwestern Alaska, Nunavik and St. Lawrence Islands as well as a small sector of the southeastern Chukchi Peninsula in Russia. Although differences in language, culture and environment exist, there is a strong link and many similarities that prevail between the groups. There are approximately 45,000 Inuit who live in Canada, 55,000 in Greenland, 50,000 in Alaska and 2,000 who live in Russia. Of the Yupik, 25,000 live in Alaska and 1,300 in Russia.

Related Entries

  • James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement and Complementary Agreements
  • James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement-in-Principle
  • Nunavut Land Claims Agreement
  • Nunavut Political Accord
  • Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement 1994
  • Political Accord to Establish a Nunavik Commission for Self-Government 1999
  • Nunavik Inuit Marine Region Agreement-in-Principle 2002
  • Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement-in-Principle 2001
  • Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement 2003
  • Labrador Inuit Land Claims Framework Agreement 1990
  • Memorandum of Understanding on Interim Measures Related to the Proposed Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve 2000
  • Inuit Partnership Accord
  • Champagne and Aishihik First Nation Self-Government Agreement - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • Northern Quebec Inuit Association
  • Tungavik Federation of Nunavut
  • Assembly of First Nations
  • Labrador Inuit Association
  • Nunatsiavut Government
  • National Inuit Youth Council
  • Inuit Circumpolar Conference Canada
  • Pauktuutit Inuit Women's Association
  • People
  • Nunavik Inuit
  • Nunavut Inuit
  • Labrador Inuit
  • Inuvialuit People
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Clyde River Protocol
  • Charlottetown Accord 1992
  • Labrador Innu Comprehensive Healing Strategy 2001
  • Inherent Right of Self-Government Policy 1995
  • Community-Based Self-Government Policy 1990

  • References

    Nadine Fabbi (2003) Nunavik - Inuit Homeland in Québec
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1995) Federal Policy Guide: Aboriginal Self-Government


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