About Inuit and Eskimo Art

The Inuit and Eskimo culture is rich and long standing. Originally the Eskimos traveled from Asia to northern North America   [Alaska] via the land bridge across the Bering Strait. They gradually spread across the Arctic regions of the continent and settled in the Soviet Union, United States of America, Canada and Greenland.

Canada is made up of several native and aboriginal communities; Eskimo’s being the most prominent. In Canada Eskimo’s refer to themselves as ‘Inuit’ [meaning ‘the people’]. Since Canada’s Inuit community lives near the Arctic Circle, life is a constant battle with the elements and survival is always a challenge. Through strife, the Inuit community of Canada established a strong identity and values.
Inuit and Eskimo Art conveys these values to the rest of the world.

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Culture and Legends

About-Printmaking

Inuktitut Syllabics

Legend of Sedna

Inukshuk

Shaman

Tupilak

History of Nunavut

The Stone

Serpentine

Sedimentary

Basalt

Regions

Keewatin Region

Kitikmeot Region

Islands

Baffin Island

Sanikiluaq Islands

Communities

Arviat

Arctic Bay

Baker Lake

Cape Dorset

Gjoa Haven

Hall Beach

Holman

Igloolik

Iqaluit 

Inukjuak 

Kimmirut 

Kugluktuk

Pangnirtung

Pelly Bay

Rankin Inlet

Repulse Bay

Taloyoak

The Animals

Land Mammals

Caribou

Muskoxen

Wolves

Foxes

Marine Mammals

Seals

Walruses

Whales

Polar Bears

Grizzles

Birds