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Listening to Our Past site description for Listening to Our Past
The website is a journey into Inuit Traditional Knowledge. There are many images as well as audio recordings of Elders telling stories and describing traditions and beliefs. 
http://traditional-knowledge.ca/

 
Canadian Encyclopedia: Gwich'in site description for Canadian Encyclopedia: Gwich'in
Gwich’in, meaning “one who dwells (in)” or “the inhabitant of,” are Dene-speaking Indigenous peoples who live in northwestern North America. There are thought to be between 7,000 and 9,000 Gwich’in living in communities in Alaska, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. (site) 
https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/gwichin

 
Inuit Culture and History site description for Inuit Culture and History
This page from the Inuit Knowledge Centre provides a brief overview of Inuit culture. Did you know? The word Inuit means "people", and a single person is known as an Inuk. 
http://www.inuitknowledge.ca/inuit-research/about-inuit/inuit-culture-and-history

 
LearnAlberta: Inuit Lifestyle site description for LearnAlberta: Inuit Lifestyle
This site describes several aspects of Inuit lifestyle including transportation, economy, family, education, language and music. 
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/ssognc/inuitLifestyle/index.html

 
Interviewing Inuit Elders site description for Interviewing Inuit Elders
This resource, with stories from Inuit Elders, is part of a series devoted to the study of oral traditions. The research was conducted by students of the Inuit Studies program of Nunavut Arctic College. Inuit Elders were invited to the College, where the interviews were conducted in Inuktitut and simultaneously... 
http://traditional-knowledge.ca/english/pdf/Introduction-E.pdf

 
ITK (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami) site description for ITK (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami)
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is the national Inuit organization in Canada, representing four Inuit regions – Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, Nunavut, and the Inuvialuit region. They are the national voice of the Inuit in Canada. 
http://www.itk.ca/

 
Canada's Polar Life - Traditional Knowledge site description for Canada's Polar Life - Traditional Knowledge
This section from Canada's Polar Life looks at Inuit taxonomy and stories, as well as the Tree of Life and Inuktitut translations of regional animals. 
http://www.arctic.uoguelph.ca/cpl/Traditional/traditional_frame.htm

 
The Canadian Encyclopedia: The Inuit site description for The Canadian Encyclopedia: The Inuit
This collection, with articles, videos and images, explores Inuit culture, history and society. Learn about the importance of Arctic lands, animals and the environment to Inuit identity and life in the North. 
https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/collection/inuit-peoples

 
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Arctic Indigenous Peoples in Canada site description for The Canadian Encyclopedia: Arctic Indigenous Peoples in Canada
This article has maps, images and information about Indigenous peoples of the Canadian Arctic. The article contains numerous links for further reading. 
https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/aboriginal-people-arctic

 
The Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic - From Ancient Times to 1902 site description for The Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic - From Ancient Times to 1902
Explore the land and culture of the Inuvialuit from ancient times to the present. 
https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/aborig/inuvial/indexe.shtml

 
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Inuksuk (Inukshuk) site description for The Canadian Encyclopedia: Inuksuk (Inukshuk)
Learn about the function and importance of inuksuk to the Inuit. Use the arrows to see some images of inuksuk. 
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/inuksuk-inukshuk/

 
James Jerome: Through a Gwich'in Lens site description for James Jerome: Through a Gwich'in Lens
Visit the photo galleries of Gwich'in photographer James Jerome; these galleries are a portrait of Gwich'in people and their lives (individual portraits, fish camps, northern games and recreation). 
https://www.nwtexhibits.ca/jerome/index.htm

 
A Time of Change: Paintings and Photographs by Bern Will Brown site description for A Time of Change: Paintings and Photographs by Bern Will Brown
This website includes a collection of photographs, paintings and films by Bern Will Brown. There are two videos from the 1950's: one of hunting beluga whales and the other of dogsled travel. 
https://www.nwtexhibits.ca/bwb/index.html

 
CBC Kids: Do you know what an Inukshuk is? site description for CBC Kids: Do you know what an Inukshuk is?
The flag of Nunavut has one on it and if you visit northern Canada, you’ll probably run into quite a few of them. They’re called an inukshuk (say "i-NOOK-shook") and you might be surprised at the many uses Inuit people have for them. (site) 
http://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/do-you-know-what-an-inukshuk-is
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