Bridget S.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Red River Heritage Fair

Inuit Hunting and Fishing

My project has a lot to do with the traditional ways of the Inuit. There are a lot of animals in my project as well as the ways of the hunt. I have studied and realised that this may be the most interesting topic I could have chosen because of all the information about tools, animals, transportation, and shelter.


What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I learned that we are way different than the Inuit and that they still hunt and fish sometimes. Some of the Inuit don't do well on a diet of store-bought foods because that is not what they grew up eating so it can make them uncomfortable. I learned that it is not easy to hunt and fish and that it can be very dangerous so we are very lucky that we have store-bought foods. I didn't understand the ways of the Inuit until I did this project so I think that I am not being a great part of Canada because I didn't even know about the people in it.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I have talked to some Inuit and asked about the traditional ways of life and learned about it. I would say that we have a beautiful country and that we should think about the different places in it and try to learn about what is going to happen and what is going on so that we have a better knowledge of it and so we can enjoy our country. If you are interested in something try it and don't be afraid if something goes wrong because you can fix it.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Well, I would say that it was a lot harder for the Inuit than it is for us today because they used to have to hunt in order to get food but we now don't have to hunt at all because we have stores. We also have houses but the Inuit would have to sleep in the cold. Our transportation is a lot different from the transportation that the Inuit had. Even now many Inuit people still hunt and fish for their food.