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International Inuit Day – November 7th

November 7th is International Inuit Day. It is a day to celebrate and acknowledge the diversity of Inuit cultures. International Inuit day honours the voices of the 165,000 Inuit from Canada, Greenland, Alaska, and Chukotka. Of the 65,000 Inuit who live in Canada, three quarters live in 53 communities in Inuit Nunangat (Inuit Homeland) in Northern Canada. There are four distinct regions in Inuit Nunangat: Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut, and Inuvialuit.  

This is a day to celebrate Inuit culture and diversity. Honour Inuit voices by listening and learning from them. Resources to start your exploration are below:

  • Norma Dunning is an award-winning short-story author best known as the author of Annie Muktuk and Other Stories, a collection of stories discussing the realities of Inuit societies.  Dunning’s most recent work,  Tainna: The Unseen Ones, Short Stories, won the Governor General’s Literacty Awards (2021) and was short-listed for multiple awards including the Short Story Collection Award at the Alberta Literary Awards (2022). 
  • Tanya Tagaq is a throat singer and bestselling author from Ikaluktutiak, Nunavut. She is internationally celebrated for her avant-garde approach to music and for her advocacy for social, political, and environmental change.  
  • Riit is an electropop artist from Panniqtuq, Nunavut. Using Inuktitut lyrics and rhythmic vocals, she creates electropop music that reflects her relationship to place, language, and experience.   
  • Watch Herd: Inuit Voices on Caribou a documentary film about the decline of the George River Caribou Herd. The film was created with the collaboration of 11 Inuit Communities across Labrador. The film can be viewed for free across Canada. 
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