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Cape Dorset Inuit Art
Inuit Cultural Perspectives

Welcome to the Inuit art and traditional culture Web Page! This site links the graphic work of some of the famous artists from the community of Cape Dorset with the memories, myths and legends of elders from the community of Igloolik.

This site has come into being through a partnership between the Library of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs and Industry Canada, which enabled students at Peter Pitseolak School in Cape Dorset and at Atagutaaluk School in Igloolik to bring the works of art and the recollections of the Inuit elders together.

If you find this site of interest you can go through the selection of drawings and prints, finding a brief description of each work, and move from there into descriptions of some interesting aspects of the centuries-old traditional life of the Inuit people of the Canadian Arctic.

Every effort has been made to retain the character and flavour of the information drawn from an extensive collection of recorded interviews with the elders of Igloolik.


The artwork on these pages appears courtesy of Dorset Fine Arts. Reproduction is strictly forbidden without their written permission. Address requests to: Dorset Fine Arts, 33 Belmont St., Toronto, Ont. M5R 1P9. Tel.: (416) 961-0511. Fax: (416) 961-7749.

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