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Term: Inuit

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2019-11-13


A term used to describe one of three distinct groups of people recognized as Indigenous in the Constitution Act (1982), the others being First Nation and Métis. The Inuit reside all over Canada, but their original communities are located across Inuit Nunangat (across northern Canada); that is Inuvialuit (Northwest Territories), Nunavut (largest territory), Nunavik (Northern Quebec), and Nunatsiavut (Labrador) (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, 2018).

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  • Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. Maps of Inuit Nunangat (Inuit Regions of Canada) — Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. (Published on the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami website: - Accessed April 24, 2019). 2018. Available from: [Abstract] (View)
  • Katz A, Avery Kinew K, Star L, Taylor C, Koseva I, Lavoie J, Burchill C, Urquia M, Basham A, Rajotte L, Ramayanam V, Jarmasz J, Burchill S. The Health Status of and Access to Healthcare by Registered First Nation Peoples in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2019. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] [Additional Materials] (View)

Term used in 

  • Martens PJ, Bond R, Jebamani L, Burchill C, Roos NP, Derksen S, Beaulieu M, Steinbach C, MacWilliam L, Walld R, Dik N, Sanderson D, Health Information and Research Committee AoMC, Tanner-Spence M, Leader A, Elias B, O'Neil J. The Health and Health Care Use of Registered First Nations People Living in Manitoba: A Population-Based Study. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2002. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)

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