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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.
It may be an exaggeration to believe the claims made by anthropological linguists Franz Boas and Benjamin Lee Whorf that Inuits have hundreds of words for snow.
La litterature inuite pour la jeunesse ecrite par les Inuits est un phenomene relativement recent dont a l'origine on retrouve des anthologies de contes oraux comme celle de Maurice Metayer et Agnes Nanogak, Tales from the Igloo, ouvrages qui s'adressaient aussi bien a un jeune lectorat qu'aux adultes.
Cet article mesure, pour la premiere fois, l'etendue de la pauvrete dans l'Inuit Nunangat, les quatre regions de l'Arctique canadien habitees par les Inuits.
The firm, set up in 1995 by Nigel Dennis, is one of the world's leading makers of kayaks, with outdoors enthusiasts as well as Greenland's Eskimos or Inuits among its customers.
The first plaque presents the statement of apology by the provincial government to the Inuit of Nutak and Hebron; the second displays the Inuits acceptance of the apology; and the third plaque identifies the names of all the former residents of Nutak.
During two years of intense preparation, NSIE researchers consulted parents, youth, education leaders and policy specialists from across Inuit Nunanget and conclucled that the key to improving educational outcomes for Inuits lies in three core areas:
Cet article presente une analyse de discours a partir de transcriptions d'entrevues aupres de dix enseignantes d'experience du Nunavut (cinq Inuits et cinq non-Inuits) au sujet du role des langues inuites dans les ecoles du Nunavut.
Entre los pueblos autoctonos del continente americano hay uno que sobresale por la tenacidad como ha sobrevivido a las inclemencias naturales: los inuits, llamados tambien esquimales.
Now the territory's rate is 11 times the Canadian average and more than 20 Inuits die of suicides each year.