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.
An elder couple married for decades danced today to commemorate "International Inuit Day" in Nunavut. pic.twitter.com/V98EbsvtNd— Ajaluk (@AndersenAngus) November 7, 2019
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.
A great way to celebrate #InternationalInuitDay as I learned about the amazing work that #ProjectNorth does. A Sports Equipment & Education Campaign to Help Inuit Youth and Children. Thank you for the inspirational talk @michellevalberg @CanGeo @RCGS_SGRC https://t.co/6WxLDrPNYn pic.twitter.com/t3QCaREQp2— Guy Thériault (@Guy_Theriault) November 8, 2019
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.
Today on International Inuit Day, we honour the vibrant culture and rich history of Inuit communities in Canada and around the world!— Adventure Canada (@AdventureCanada) November 8, 2019
Here's an image of Susie and Jessica lighting the Qulliq to provide light and warmth on Out of the Northwest Passage taken by Scott Forsyth. pic.twitter.com/vrnTbp1g0F
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!
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