Inuit


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a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia)

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Now Sedna is the Mistress of the Underworld, and the Inuit believe that every one who dies must spend a year in her horrible country before going to Quadliparmiut, the Happy Place, where it never freezes and the fat reindeer trot up when you call.
Now, as the Inuit say, when the ice once wakes after its long winter sleep, there is no knowing what may happen, for solid floe-ice changes shape almost as quickly as a cloud.
The talking of the ice grew louder and louder round them, but the mound stayed fast, and, as the girl looked at him, he threw his right elbow upward and outward, making the Inuit sign for land in the shape of an island.
The first sound of the surf is one of the most delightful that the Inuit can hear, for it means that spring is on the road.
A dog who has once gone mad and recovered, the Inuit say, is safe against all further attacks.
Now Kotuko, who drew very well in the Inuit fashion, scratched pictures of all these adventures on a long, flat piece of ivory with a hole at one end.
Les grands-parents maternels de Taami etaient tres attaches a leur <<fils>> revenu chez eux, qui avait comble le grand vide laisse par la mort du premier Taami; le grand-pere, maire de Quaqtaq, etait une personnalite ecoutee dans les reunions et comites regionaux auxquels il participait, tout un etant un chasseur traditionnel; sa grand-mere inuit confectionnait a la maison avec zele tous les vetements traditionnels pour son <<fils>>.
What is clear is that it has not been helpful for Canada's 60,000-strong Inuit population to be unable to fully communicate in Inuktitut, the Inuit language, thanks to their varying dialects and distinct written characters.
Sivumut: Towards the Future Together: Inuit Women Educational Leaders in Nunavut and Nunavik
These were the direct ancestors of all modern Inuit, Inuvialuit, and Inupiat across the Arctic.
As I continue my work on the issue of Inuit rights to the Arctic, my guiding principles are that Inuit must be equal partners in decision-making in the Arctic, resource development must promote the health of Inuit communities, and the environment must be protected.
Mineral extraction, especially on the scale encouraged by the Canadian state, poses serious risks to the Inuit hunting economy.
Synopsis: Inuit hunting traditions are rich in perceptions, practices and stories relating to animals and human beings.
In the ancient Arctic, a wandering Inuit hunter named Kannujaq happens upon a camp in grave peril.
A group of Inuit heritage workers from Nunavut were in Edmonton recently to learn how to better manage museums and cultural centres in Nunavut.