CREATION: THE ROAD TO NUNAVUT
The Inuit were nomadic peoples, moving with the seasons and following the migrations of the hunt. In the 1950s, the Canadian government began relocating families into areas of supposed economic opportunity, sending officers into Inuit communities to administer relocation programs. Starvation in Inuit communities sparked more relocation, as well as the building of new communities and new trades for employment.
Years of struggle and mistreatment soon led to change. Inuit citizens involved themselves in the political development of the region and voiced their concerns. Soon they began to fight for a land of their own. It was only the beginning of a long process. Their actions helped to pave the way for the establishment of a Nunavut territory.
"When Inuit are determined to get something, they go out and get it."
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