Who are the Inuit?
The Inuit peoples of Canada comprise approximately 50,000 people whose homeland is the Arctic region of Canada, Northern Quebec and Labrador.
The Inuit peoples are 80% of the Arctic population.
The Inuit of Canada are united by a common language (Inuktitut), a common culture, a unique way of life, and a traditional economy. Inuit means “people” in Inuktitut.
Inuit peoples are racially, culturally, politically and linguistically distinct from the First Nations and Métis peoples.
Inuit are also distinct from the Innu of Labrador, who identify as a First Nations group.