Taking a look further..

The Inuit people with their annual blanket toss also known as- nalukataq, in the spring whaling festival.
Inuit men playing the traditional drum set as a way to enjoy whaling season.
Mary Ann Sundown
Celebrating the Asking Day festival- first of winter celebrations to encourage Inuit people to take time and celebrate their season of relaxing after a long summer of hunting and gathering.


Alaskan thanksgiving. (n.d.). Retrieved March 01, 2017, from http://bigbigbigthings.com/2010/11/alaskan-thanksgiving/
Gonçalves, M. (n.d.). Point Hope, overlooking the Chukchi Sea. Retrieved March 01, 2017, from http://ultima0thule.blogspot.com/2011/08/point-hope-overlooking-chukchi-sea.html
This Day in Resistance History: The Asking Day Model. (2011, November 14). Retrieved March 01, 2017, from https://griid.org/2011/11/14/this-day-in-resistance-history-the-asking-day-model/

Exploring into the Inuit culture

Link to first video

In this video, students from the Nunavut  community are dressed up in Inuit clothing. They will be singing, while there are two people playing the drums, as the beat of the song. While this is going on, there will also be 2 mascots walking people into the festival. This is just a song the people are presenting to show as appreciation.

The title of this video is “Canada Winter Festival; Inuit’s traditional singing and drumming”. This video was published on January 30th, 2017.  The identity of the individual who uploaded the video is not specific, but the name of the account is Bliss. Based on the name, I can not tell any background about the individual. The only thing apparent is that this individual has uploaded other videos of other cultural festivals. The purpose was to show what these students had done at the festival. It was for entertainment. The copyright statement is licensed by the standard YouTube license.



Link to the second video

In this video, there are people in the background also dressed up in Inuit clothing. This time they are not singing, but chanting something in their language and clapping their hands to the beat of the dance that the two performers are doing. The dance is done in a fast motion while touching the heel of the foot, shoulder, and head.

The title of the video is “Nunavut Inuit Traditional Dancing”. This was also published on January 30th, 2017.  The identity of the individual who uploaded the video was the same person who uploaded the first video. It is not specific, but the name of the account is Bliss.  Based on the name, I can not tell any background about the individual. The only thing apparent is that this individual has uploaded other videos of other cultural festivals. The purpose was to show what the students had done at the festival. It was also for entertainment and to share a video of their culture. The copyright statement is also licensed by the standard YouTube license.


Canada Winter Festival; Inuit’s traditional singing and drumming. (2017, January 30). Retrieved February 23, 2017, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeHOX04GIPs
Nunavut Inuit Traditional Dancing. (2017, January 30). Retrieved February 23, 2017, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PP81zt2mo8

The Aboriginals of Canada- the Inuit

The indigenous group that interests me is the Inuit people. They used to be called Eskimos, which came the Native American word for “eater of raw meat”. Now the Arctic people are officially known as the Inuit, which means “the people”.

They are located in Northern Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and Siberia. Nunangat is thier homeland, which refers to the land, water and ice contained in the Arctic region. There is eight Inuit groups in total. They are the Labradormiut (Labrador), Nunavimmiut (Ungava), Baffin Island, Iglulingmuit (Iglulik), Kivallirmiut (Caribou), Netsilingmiut (Netsilik), Inuinnait (Copper) and Invialuit or Western Arctic Inuit.

The reason why this group interests me is because I have heard about the Inuits before, but I never really knew anything about them. I knew that they were very good at adapting to land quickly, but that was it. Three possible tourist activities would be visiting Baffin Island, exploring the Nunavut carvings, and the Inukpak outfitting.


Link to map of continent-

Link to a close up/regional map- 


“We are more then just land, we are people”

In the first article “Tourism to Greenland: Renewed Ethnicity,” it is about the competition shared between the local Greenland people and the Danes/European in the tourist season. The tourist season is short and is not much of an opportunity to showcase all of Greenland. But the Natives are worried that control of tourism will be taken from non-Greenland people. This is a problem because tourism is seen as a new way to help the Natives earn money in the industry by tourism, but if that is taken away, there will be nothing left for them.

In the second article “Inuits fear they will be will overwhelmed as extinction..”, the community of Ulukhaktok is worried that the Crystal Cruise coming to their village is going to hurt their people and ultimately their economy as well. The village of Ulukhaktok only has a population of around 400, and the cruise is bringing that much people to tour around the village. With the huge boat coming along, it can damage what little land they have with the carbon it will bring. The trip is becoming possible because the carbon emission is allowing the sea ice to melt. However, with the sea ice melting, what little food  the community had left will disappear. This along with other problems as well.

For the first article, their is no specific author, being that the website is to work with Indigenous people and bring to light issues in their communities. Yes the author is associated with an organization, called Cultural Survival.  Their goal is to advocate for indigenous people’s  rights and supports indigenous communities culture. The article was published in September 1982, so it is out-of-date with my research. I think the author is not trying to get a specific audience attention, but to address to people who care about what is going on with indigenous people. They want to inform people who can try to help them and support them. I believe the information is factual and opinionated. Although the site is based on the opinion of the indigenous people, there was facts mentioned all through the article. The article is also kind of biased, due to the fact that it is trying to help show attention to what is happening to people of Greenland.

For the second article, the author, Robin Mckie was a science and technology writer/editor. So no he did not write in a topic of expertise. Nor is he associated with an organization.The article was published in August 2016, meaning it was published up to date with my research. The author was trying to address an audience who can help their people. Since they are not in the best conditions, I think the author is trying to bring to light what is going on to help them. The information being shown is factual. It is also valid, due to the fact that is was an actual event to happen. I also believe this article was written more advanced then other articles I read on this same topic.


APA Citations

Tourism to Greenland: Renewed Ethnicity? (n.d.). Retrieved February 19, 2017, from https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/tourism-greenland-renewed-ethnicity

McKie, R. (2016, August 20). Inuit fear they will be overwhelmed as ‘extinction tourism’ descends on Arctic. Retrieved February 19, 2017, from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/20/inuit-arctic-ecosystem-extinction-tourism-crystal-serenity

The Locals meet Tourism

Global tourism- it sounds nice but underneath it all, it does not explain the real truths of the indigenous communities. Tourism is supposed to be an event where foreigners are to learn about the culture of the local people who live/have lived at that certain location. But, nowadays global tourism is a job to make money and to entertain people. There are places of attractions made on religious grounds and places that represented its community, now all gone. I think the three indigenous locations that I think would be interesting to visit, is Brazil, South & North Korea, and the Philippines. I have taken several classes about South America and specifically about Brazil. There is so much culture down there, that I feel like it has not been discovered yet. In Korea (both), I think that the indigenous people of Korea have had a rough past. But along with that, they had kings who were able to create their own language, poetry, etc. Now, they still keep their history alive, so it would be cool to visit there. And in the Philippines, they are commonly known to be a pacific islander, even though technically they are not. However, because I had family live there in the past and because they are so far from most of the other commonly known islands, I think it would be nice to visit there. A single story about Korea would be that success in life, meant to study hard and get into a good college and that South Korean schools are among the toughest schools in the world and are way superior to the average western schools. In Brazil, it would be that it is all beaches and fun, but nothing about the historical side. Another single story is that people in Brazil only care about the green card. In the Philippines, two single stories is that all Filipinos are very poor and uneducated.