People Facts

Inuit Peoples: Traditions

Located at 63 ° latitude, -68° longitude.

The Inuit had many traditions that remain important today:

  • Storytelling is very important to the culture as a way of passing down the history and traditions of the people as well as providing entertainment during the long winter nights.
  • Dancing is also an important part of the culture that remains today.
  • Games

These are names of some traditional Inuit games chosen by children at Aqsarniit School in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

  • The Kneel Jump
  • The Back Push
  • The Airplane
  • The Sitting Knuckle Pull
  • The Legwrestle
  • The Knucklehop
  • The Mouth Pull
  • The Musk Ox Push

You can learn to play these games at

To learn more about Inuit cultures, traditions, and history, visit

Image: Traditional clothing; left: seal, right: caribou, By Ansgar Walk, Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic

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