As a culture, Inuit are people of the sea and of the land. Today as throughout our history, the strength and vitality of Inuit culture is anchored to our capacity to use the environments and harvest the wildlife resources from the sea, land and fresh water.

Although hunting will continue as an essential part of our culture, the 41,000 Canadian Inuit are determined to play an increasingly active role in today’s world - politically, culturally and economically. These do not represent two separate worlds or choices of lifestyle, but rather a new and dynamic integration between our capacity to maintain tradition by accommodating change.
Inuit Tapirisat of Canada

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