Holly G.

Pickering, Ontario

Durham Regional Fair

Inuit Life

My project is about Inuit life. In my project I talk about how the Inuit lived in the past, how they live today, the turning point in their life (when the Europeans arrived), the impact we have had on them and the impact they have had on use and lastly, how they are historically significant to Canadian history.



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

One of the most interesting things that I learned about Inuit people was about their igloos and how they survived in them. I was really fascinated with how they can keep the igloo warm without having it melt. It is also very incredible how they build the igloo so perfectly.

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

There are many important lessons I have learned while doing this project. I have learned how they have had an impact on us and how we have had an impact on them. But one of the most important lessons that Canadians should learn is to never forget how badly the Europeans and later even our own Canadian people treated the Inuit and to learn from our mistakes so we can correct the wrongs done in the past and make sure it never happens again.

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

They are not as fortunate as we are. For example, they live in a very harsh climate where they go for months without sun. Also, todays Inuit people don't have as many career choices as we do and it's harder for them to make a living.