‘Living In The Modern World’

“Less than one in 10 ‘Indigenous’ {sic, they mean ‘Aboriginal’} Yukoners can speak or understand an ‘Indigenous’ language, and young people across the North were far less likely to understand even a few words than their parents’ generation. 

Northern Canada (from west to east) Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut (Alice Hunter)

“That is one among many observations given new weight by data from the 2017 ‘Aboriginal Peoples Survey’, released this month.

“The survey sampled more than 45,000 ‘Indigenous’ people from across Canada to make educated estimates about everything from literacy rates to sexual health among ‘Indigenous’ people. Much of the data it produces is not covered by ordinary census questions.

“Datasets released in this month give estimates of how many ‘Indigenous’ people speak or understand ‘Indigenous’ languages and participate in traditional activities like hunting and crafting…

“Nearly 60% of ‘Indigenous’ northerners said they hunted, fished, or trapped in the last 12 months, with the lowest percentage in the N.W.T., where 46% did so.

“Nunavummiut were the most prolific harvesters, with nearly half saying they hunted, fished or trapped once a week, compared with less than a quarter in Yukon and the N.W.T. who said the same…

“…More than a third of ‘Indigenous’ Nunavummiut said they had made clothing in the last 12 months, compared with less than one in five in Yukon and the N.W.T.

“But the tables were turned when it came to making jewellery, carvings, and other art. A quarter of Yukon respondents said they had done so in the last 12 months, compared to around 16% of other northerners…

“Less than 10% of respondents said they harvested or crafted to supplement their income. Most of those who did so were in Nunavut…”

–‘Survey data sheds light on Indigenous languages, traditional activities across North’,
John Last, CBC News, Feb. 22, 2021

As to the Inuit being ‘Indigenous’:
The Genocide of the Dorset’:
“The Thule (ancestors of today’s Inuit), originally from Siberia, were gradually expanding across the Arctic, displacing the older, aboriginal Dorset {see below} people. By roughly 1200 AD, the Dorset had vanished, killed off in warfare with the Thule… Inuit oral traditions tell of how the Dorset were a gentle people without bows and arrows, and thus easy to kill and drive away…”



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