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  • Has the Creation of Nunavut Come too Quickly? Essay

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    assimilate to Canadian laws and language. Prior to the arrival of the Canadian officials and their economic and law systems and infrastructures, the Inuit lived in small groups off the tundra. Their economic system was one of trade and they spoke Inuktitut, which was only an oral language until about fifty years ago. Yet, this way of life was altered drastically with the increasing presence of the Canadian government in the region. In the early

  • Nunavut in Canada´s Northen Territory Essay

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    Territories were the reason behind the motivation for the separation. After a long hard process, filled with agreements and disagreements, Nunavut was finally declared its own territory and was separated from the Northwest Territories. Nunavut, which in Inuktitut means “Our Land”, was the first significant change to the map of Canada since Newfound land and Labrador joined confederation in 1949. The idea of separating the Northwest Territories to create a new territory dates back to the 1950’s. The non-aboriginals

  • The Inuktitut Culture

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    Inuit, along with other First Nation tribes, are often described in relation to their intimate ties with the environment. This intimacy (Hallenday) shapes every aspect of their cultures – how they hunt, how they socialize, even their language. The Inuktitut language, for example, is known for its linguistic variability in finely distinguishing between different types of weather, the subtlety of which is easily lost in translation (throughout Hallenday’s

  • Native issues Essay

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    if and’s or buts about it. During the past 100 years or more, some 10 of Canada's once-flourishing Aboriginal languages have become extinct, and at least a dozen are on the brink. As of 1996, only three out of 50 Aboriginal languages - Cree, Inuktitut and Ojibway - had large enough populations to be considered

  • The Literacy And Understanding Of The Inuit Children

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    The hypotheses will be to test whether different personalities can be or cannot be observed in a group of pre-teens from the Inuit children from northern Canada who will be fluent in the Inuktitut language. The questionnaire will be prepared based on the level of literacy and understanding of the Inuit children. The SPSS software will be used to assess the Big Five (Five Factor Model) Personality Factors (Costa & McCrae, 1995). The questionnaires will be translated in the Inuit language and will

  • A Study On Big Five Factor Model

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    A study was conducted to test using the “Big Five Factor Model” (Costa & McCrae, 1995) to measure whether different personalities can or cannot be observed with a group of 1006 Inuit children from Northern Canada who spoke the Inuktitut language between the ages of 9 to 12 year old who were recruited for the study. The ‘International Personality Item Pool (IPIP)’ measure scale was used and the five item measure scales selected were: “(Extraversion, Neuroticism, Openness, Agreeableness & Conscientiousness)”

  • Why The Big Five Factor Model ( Ffm ) Structure Was Appropriate For Inuit Children Using The Ipip Questionnaires

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    The hypotheses were to test different personalities in a group of 9 to 12 years old Inuit children from northern Canada who speak the Inuktitut language. The questionnaire was prepared based on the understanding of the Inuit children. The study was conducted using the IPIP measure scales; (Extraversion, Neuroticism, Openness, Agreeableness & Conscientiousness), (Goldberg, 1999) and the Big Five Factor Model which measure the personality factors of the Big Five (Costa & McCrae, 1992). The four

  • According To Culler's Inuit Culture

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    Art and society are closely linked together. From the point of view of the social history of art, the artwork is a product of a kind of social relation. Inuit culture is an important part of Canadian culture, but there has a big difference between Arctic and other regions. According to Culler, “what is crucial is not any particular form or content, but differences, which enable it so signify” (Culler, 1997, p58). It unique geographical environment and humanity history background has formed unique

  • Haida And The Inuit: Similarities And Differences

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    Although very similar, the Haida and the Inuit can also be vastly different. I want to point out the similarities and differences between the challenges faced, the resources available, and the universals of culture in each tribe. To begin, some challenges faced by the Haida and the Inuit could be the same or they could be diverse. For instance, because of the temperature where the Inuit are located, hypothermia and frostbite could occur, whereas this is not a problem for the Haida. Moreover, the

  • Fleur De Lis Symbolism

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    inukshuk: The inuksuit (plural of inukshuk) are stone figures made by the inuit. Inukshuk is an Inuktitut word that means "in the likeness of a human”. There are different kinds and depending on how they are built they can symbolize different things however they are typically used for communication and survival. One of the most well known and traditional