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Marine Mammals

by Mike Vlessides

Traditionally, few cultures in the world were more dependent on the creatures of the sea than the Inuit.

Indeed, in a land where resources were often scarce, the fertile waters of Nunavut and its vast populations of marine mammals provided the raw materials that helped Inuit society thrive in one of the world's harshest climates. Even today, as massive material changes continue to reshape Inuit society, the people of Nunavut use marine mammals as important sources of food, clothing, and increasingly, revenue.

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*Reproduced from the Nunavut Handbook