Inuinnaujugut: We Are Inuinnait

This virtual-exhibit is from the collection Virtual Exhibits

Between 1913 and 1918, the Canadian Arctic Expedition travelled the Central Arctic, documenting the culture and lifeways of a group they called the Copper Eskimo. This encounter opened the gateway to new people, materials and ways of life, and within a matter of years the world of the Inuinnait was dramatically altered. This exhibit pairs historic artifacts collected by the Canadian Arctic Expedition with contemporary artworks, stories and perspectives of Inuinnait to meditate on how our culture has changed, adapted and persevered over the last 100 years. 

Inuinnaujugut opened in 2015 as an exhibit at the May Hakongak Cultural Centre in Cambridge Bay. In 2017, a second instalment of the exhibit opened in the Northern Voices Gallery at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario, where it resided until 2019.