An Inuit Introduction

Inuit Nunangat (homelands)

In order to appreciate this compilation, it helps to have a knowledge of the names and locations of Inuit Nunangat (homelands) in Canada. They comprise over 35 per cent of Canada’s land-mass. The figure below shows the names of the different homelands: Nunavut, a territory itself; Nunatsiavut, northern Labrador; Nunavik, northern Québec; and Inuvialuit; northern parts of the Northwest Territories and Yukon. In addition, the southern coastal settlements of Labrador, NunatuKavut, are Inuit-claimed lands.

Inuit Nunangat (homelands) map