Inuit Games


“Originally, Inuit games were played spontaneously and in an unstructured way. Rules were basic and often the games varied from region to region. Winning a game wasn’t as important as the sheer fun and enjoying of playing.

Many of the games described in this manual have been written up in a form applicable to more structured competition. … The reader should keep in mind the spirit of fun and spontaneity in playing the games and need not get tied down to rules. Finding a winner becomes less important than participating and enjoying oneself.”

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Keewatin Inuit Association
Originally published by the Department of Education, Rankin Inlet, NWT.