Inunnguiniq, Caring for Children The Inuit Way
Child and Youth Health
Caring for Children The Inuit Way
Prepared by Shirley Tagalik, Educational Consultant, Inukpaujaq Consulting
At the heart and soul of Inuit culture are our values, language, and spirit. These made up our identity and enabled us to survive and flourish in the harsh Arctic environment. In the past, we did not put a word to this; it was within us and we knew it instinctively. Then, we were alone in the Arctic but now, in two generations, we have become part of the greater Canadian and world society. We now call the values, language, and spirit of the past Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. (Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, 2000)
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