The Inuit have lived in the Nunavut area for thousands of years and watched
and assisted the explorers seeking the Northwest Passage to the Far East.
The Inuit are a friendly people who are trying to adapt to the changes
that have affected their lifestyle and land in a few short decades. In half
a century their traditional nomadic life of living off the land and travelling
with the animals has given way to a community centred lifestyle complete
with office jobs.
The new Nunavut government is now being developed
by these adaptive people, a government that will include not only Inuit
responsibilities but non-Inuit as well. The Nunavut government must deal
at the national and international levels as well as deal with local and
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