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Indigenous Learning - Inuit

Inuit Nunangat Map

Today, four regions make up Inuit Nunangat: the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (northern Northwest Territories), Nunavut, Nunavik (northern Quebec) and Nunatsiavut (northern Labrador). It includes 53 communities and encompasses roughly 35 per cent of Canada’s land mass and 50 per cent of its coastline. The majority of the 65,000 Inuit in Canada live in Inuit Nunangat, with one-quarter of our population living outside its borders. Of those living outside Inuit Nunangat, about half live in towns or cities. Inuit co-manage our homelands with the federal, provincial and territorial  governments through our constitutionally protected land claims agreements. More than a third of the 53 communities in Inuit Nunangat have populations under 500 people and most can only be reached by air year-round and by air and sea during the summer. Our population is very young and one of the fastest-growing in the country.  (credit:  Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada)

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Interactive Inuit Nunangat Map

Introduction to Inuit Studies