Inuit Environment

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Canada’s 56,000 Inuit live in mostly small isolated communities of fewer than 1,000 people ranging from the Northwest Territories to the eastern coastal regions of northern Labrador. Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut boasts a population of 7,000 to 8,000. And well over 4,000 Inuit now live in southern urban areas including St. John’s, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Edmonton.
One of the most pressing issues for the Inuit people today would be the deterioration of their land due to extreme climate change. Warmer climates mean melting ice caps, rising sea levels, and the changing of animal’s migration patterns. The rapid retreat of the sea ice that has defined the Arctic’s ecosystem for thousands of years is threatening the existence and movements

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