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The Arctic: Aboriginal Peoples  Student Centre


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Here are some Web sites to help you with your research.

Web Activity

Inuit Ingenuity: Arctic Clothing



Web Links

Canadian Heritage Aboriginal Peoples Gallery

You can learn more about the ways in which Aboriginal peoples used the land around them at this Web site. Select the topics that are related to the Arctic, the Northwest Territories, and the Inuit. You'll find pictures, diagrams, maps, and other information about Aboriginal peoples of the Arctic.


Did you know that Nunavut is Canada's newest territory? If you'd like to find out more about Nunavut, visit this official Web site. Click on the link All about Nunavut. It connects you to symbols and fact sheets about the territory.


Web Activity

Inuit Ingenuity: Arctic Clothing


The Web site from the National Library of Canada has information about the clothing worn by the Inuit in the Arctic.


Read the information and answer the following questions. Click here to download a worksheet on which to record your answers.


  1. What is a parka?
  2. What furs were used to make parkas?
  3. Which fur was preferred for spring weather and why?
  4. What feature did women's parkas have that men's parkas did not?
  5. What two functions did men's parkas have?
  6. What three geographical regions had distinct styles of parkas?
  7. During what expedition and in what year were the drawings of Arctic clothing  made?
  8. What part of the parka has disappeared from parkas worn in other cultures?
  9. How did the Inuit keep their feet warm and dry?
  10. Which clothing invention do you think was the most important for survival in the Arctic?



Web Site Evaluation


When you have finished your work, evaluate the Web site by completing the appropriate statement in parts A and B.


Part A

•  I liked this Web site because.

•  I did not like this Web site because.


Part B

•  I found this Web site easy to use because.

•  I found this Web site hard to use because.