Inuit, which means "people," is a word used to describe a group of Aboriginal peoples found in the cold Arctic regions of Canada. At one time, the Inuit were widely known as Eskimos. The name Eskimo is believed to have originated from the French word esquimaux, and means "one who nets snowshoes." The Inuit people now view Eskimo as an insulting term. The Inuit in Canada face many threats to their culture and their way of life. The biggest challenge for most Inuit communities is to adapt to modern society without giving up the things that define them as Native people.
Inuit Populations in Canada
The Inuit represent just a small percentage of Canada's Native population. According to the 2011...Read more