Inuit culture is deeply ingrained in Arctic Canada’s heritage, and the chance to witness this incredibly preserved way of life has long been an attractive prospect for those taking Canadian holidays.
The Inuit people have called Canada home for some 4,000 years and their mutual respect for all people, animals and land they inhabit has been passed down through generations to the 53 communities that currently reside in Canada.
Raising awareness and respect for the first people of Canada is not without effort, and heading up this cause is the newly appointed president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council – Nancy Karetak-Lindell.
Founded in 1977, the Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada (ICC) is a non-governmental body representing the Inuit people of Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Chukotka in Russia. Its missions are to develop the unity between Inuit communities living in this region and promote the legacy and rights of these people around the world.
A news release following the former Nunavut MP Nancy Karetak-Lindell’s appointment read:
“Ms. Karetak-Lindell said she was honoured to have been given the confidence of the Inuit leaders who represent the four Inuit land claims organizations in Canada.”
The ICC also works to preserve the Arctic environment, a significant homeland to the Inuit people. Besides traditional culture, many choose to visit this area of breathtaking natural beauty to see its spectacular wildlife.
For those travelling to Canada, Vancouver acts as the ideal gateway for discovering the native animals and fauna beyond the country and out on the North Pacific Ocean. Passengers can make the most of their time exploring one of Canada’s most vibrant cities before heading out into Alaskan seas to explore its fascinating landscapes.
Encountering icebergs and glaciers, as well as remarkable marine life, the Vancouver and Alaska cruise is a must for anyone looking to soak in some of the world’s most distinctive scenery.