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The Inuit…. (also called Eskimos). …people who. live near the Arctic sleep in igloos hunt fish, whale, seal... eat raw meat drive dog sleds with Huskies. the name. “Eskimos”: “eater of raw meat” Inuit: “the people” or “the real people” Inuktitut: their language

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The Inuit…

(also called Eskimos)


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…people who

  • live near the Arctic

  • sleep in igloos

  • hunt fish, whale, seal...

  • eat raw meat

  • drive dog sleds with Huskies


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the name

  • “Eskimos”: “eater of raw meat”

  • Inuit: “the people” or “the real people”

  • Inuktitut: their language

  • Since 1970, they call themselves “Inuit” in Canada and Greenland


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the history

  • first time mentioned 35.000 years ago

  • about 5.000 years ago, people from Asia emigrated by passing the Bering Sea to Greenland and Sibiria

  • the exact time of arrival in Canada and Alaska is historically unknown


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their life

in former times

nowadays


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their life

in former times

nowadays


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culture and art

  • famous Inuit artist: Pitseolak Ashoona

  • popular Canadian singer: Susan Aglukark

  • film from Isuma Production: “the Fast Runner” (dialogs in the Inuktitut language)

  • carved seabirds and seals (made of soft stone)


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politics and religion

  • the Inuit are loosing their traditions, because of the politics of each country

  • Shamanism changed to Catholicism


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The end

Thank’ s for your attention!


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