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Pitseolak Ashoona: Explore the Principles of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit

Independent Student Learning Activity

Pitseolak Ashoona: Explore Understandings of Community through the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Principles

Grades 9 to 12

This activity will introduce you to Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, or “what Inuit have always known to be true.” Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is a set of traditional beliefs, laws, principles, and values that articulate important aspects of Inuit worldviews, and it is a focus for governance and life in Nunavut. Community, collective identity, and the laws of relationships are central to this system of beliefs and can be understood through Pitseolak Ashoona’s vibrant images of life in the North, where community and collective identity are central.

  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies
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