All About Inuit Culture

Inuit culture is characterized by the harsh climate and stark landscapes of the Arctic Tundra. The people of this community invented gear, tools and other accessories that enabled them to survive in their environment. Their beliefs are inspired by stories of the Aurora and historically they lived in homes made of snow.


Inuit communities are mainly found in the Arctic, Labrador, Quebec, Russia and other Northwest Territories. In some regions, the Inuit people are referred to as Eskimos. However, most of the Inuit don’t like this term and find it offensive. They prefer to be called Inuit, which in their native language means “The People”.


Inuit communities are found mainly in the Tundra region. This geographical location offers little by way of building materials. Absence of trees means that houses cannot be built using wood,

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