Term: Inuit

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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