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Here's how people celebrated International Inuit Day in Canada

International Inuit Day was November 7, a day for celebrating the Indigenous people of Canada's — and the world's — north.

The day was established in 2006 by the Inuit Circumpolar Council — which represents the 160,000+ Inuit population across Canada, Greenland, Alaska and Chukotka, Russia — as an annual holiday to specially honour traditional Inuit arts, food, culture and more.

Canadians across the country took to social media to commemorate Canada's large Inuit population and rich history, some of them sharing their own unique stories of growing up in Inuit communities.

Canadian organization Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami led up to the day by sharing videos from its two-year Inuit Nunangat Taimannganit storytelling project, while Canada's Ministry of Indigenous Affairs shared facts about Inuit peoples in the country.

To all those who celebrated, happy belated International Inuit Day!

Lead photo by

Richard Aksawnee

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