Welcome To The
Inuit Cultural Online Resource
This site was created to provide a central location online to learn about Canadian Inuit culture. This site is designed to serve as a resource for Canadian school age children and their teachers. It's purpose is to offer new a different ways of learning about Inuit culture and what it means to be Inuit.
We are very proud to share with you insights into what it means to be Inuit in Canada today. We will share some history about Inuit culture as well. For those who do not know who the Inuit people are this is the ideal place to learn. Inuit were once referred to as Eskimo but the preferred term for some time is Inuit. Many Inuit found the term Eskimo inaccurate and offensive, and refer to themselves as Inuit.
Exploring this site you will find a wide variety of topics and interesting resources. You will be able to watch videos on how to make Bannock a traditional Inuit bread, watch Inuit games, and so one. We have great links as well to further what is covered here , after all learning about Inuit culture is an ongoing process. We hope we can give you a great head start in learning more about a great rich vibrant culture.
A Series of Podcasts designed to offer an introduction to Inuktitut. Inuktitut is the most widely spoken Inuit language. There are many many dialects each sounding different with varying meanings between pronounciations.
This series is conducted using the North Baffin dialect unless otherwise stated. This Podcast section is focused on Inuktitut in an educational environment.
We hope this section will be useful to teachers and students alike. We will continue to update this page to grow it to offer our visitors one central location for their studies.
ABOUT OUR SITE
The Inuit Cultural Online Resource has been designed with the primary goal of teaching Canadian school age children about Inuit culture. We also hope that the content provided within this site can help all Canadians learn more about this rich vibrant and proud culture. We have resources included for teachers such as downloadable colouring sheets, and various other activity sheets. We plan to build on the content we have here and make it richer and deeper as time goes by. We also offer a number of very useful links to explore to further the learning process.
We have created a number of video podcasts to watch and learn from. These podcasts cover everything from making bannock to how to make your own bone and stick game. Students can watch and try their hand at throat singing or learn about the significance of the lighting of the Qulliq (the traditional oil lamp).
This site was created by the Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families with the financial support of the Canadian Heritage Gateway Fund without whom this site would not exist. We hope you find this site helpful, fun and educational.