An Ancient Bond with the Land
Long ago, Inuit learned how to thrive in the cold and treeless Arctic, which they call nunassiaq, "the beautiful land." They developed warm clothes, effective housing, and the ability to hunt even the largest of the Arctic's creatures, the great bowhead whales. A powerful spiritual bond unites the Inuit and the land and animals upon which they depend.
"The hardships our ancestors endured and their hard work shaped us into what we are today. Let us be grateful...."
Jaco Evic, Inuktitut, 1999