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The Inuit are the original inhabitants of the North of America, who nowadays live in Alaska, the north of Canada and Greenland. Inuit is the name by which the Inuit of Greenland and Canada identify themselves. The Inuit of Alaska are also called Joepik and are related to the Siberian Joepik, from the northeast part of the Russian Far East. The word Inuit is the plural of ‘inukes’ that means ‘man’ or ‘real man’ in the Inuktitut language.

Inukes

Inuit is the name by which the Inuit of Greenland and Canada identify themselves. The Inuit of Alaska are also called Joepik and are related to the Siberian Joepik, from the northeast part of the Russian Far East. The word Inuit is the plural of ‘inukes’ that means ‘man’ or ‘real man’ in the Inuktitut language. The Inuit are nomadic people, who are perfectly able to adapt to the harsh conditions of their environment, with temperatures that sometimes even drop to -40 degrees.

 

Qarmaqs

Depending on the season, the traditional Inuit lived in tents in the warmer season or in igloos and qarmaqs in the hard winters. The qarmaqs are huts made of hides, stone and grass. First, they made a framework of bone and wood, and then covered it with hides and moss. As soon as the winter snow had fallen, the men gathered snow for their igloos, which kept the harsh wind outside.

 

Sunglasses

The Inuit know how to live with the few materials that are available in their environment in an inventive and ecological way. For example, a kayak is made from wood, with whale and seal skin. And an igloo is built from perfectly compressed snow. They can even protect themselves from a snowstorm by building an igloo in only 30 minutes. We also owe our sunglasses to the Inuit, which they invented to protect their eyes from the reflections from the sun on the snow.

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Inuit & modern professionals

You could say that the Inuit are inspired by ingenuity, the quality of being cleverly inventive or resourceful. Ingenuity is an important theme for members of the 35th Tribe, because sometimes we need to be cleverly inventive to create new opportunities or to solve problems. For example, using stuff in new ways can lead to wonderful things, and could become a golden idea...

 

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