Inuit have always shown great respect for the land. Had this not been the case, we never could have survived for so many centuries. Although we now have access to many different types of imported foods, our nutrition and health is still based on the resources we harvest each day. This dependency can never be replaced; Inuit, land and wildlife will always coexist.

The decrease in species diversity as one moves northward means that the food chain in the Arctic is more delicate. Therefore, as we have always done, we must continue to exercise care in hunting to prevent disrupting the balance of species population.
Inuit Tapirisat of Canada

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