Nunavut at 20: What does it mean to be Inuk today? – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 2019118 Views

April 4, 2019

If you travel to Rankin Inlet you will see three-layered parkas, traditional qilliqs on coffee tables, and stop signs in Inuktitut.

But Nunavummuit have experienced drastic cultural change in the 21st century.

Prefabricated houses, western education, wireless internet, ATVs, speedboats and store bought food.

You’ll also see lineups for each of the three Tim Horton’s Quick Stops, Chevy trucks with lift kits, and teenagers out with friends snapping selfies for their Snapchat stories.

How does the traditional and modern ways of life coexist for Inuit youth?

You will get different answers depending on whom you ask.

“You feel like you become one of those dolls on a string,” says Terri Kusugak.

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