Inuit Religion


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Inuit religion is the shared spiritual beliefs and practices of Inuit an indigenous people from Alaska Canada and GreenlandTheir religion shares many similarities with religions of other North Polar peoples Traditional Inuit religious practices include animism and shamanism in which spiritual healers mediate with spirits Today many Inuit follow Christianity but traditional Inuit

Inuit religion ...

The Inuit lived in an area comprising a large part of northern Earth including Northern Canada Parts of the Yukon NWT Nunavut Quebec and Labrador were settled by the first peoples of the Canadian Arctic Religion The Inuit believed in animism all living and nonliving things had a spirit That included people animals inanimate objects

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INUIT RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS INUIT RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS  The Inuit Eskimo live in the vast Arctic and subArctic area that stretches from the eastern point of Siberia to eastern Greenland Of the approximately 105000 Inuit 43000 live in Greenland 25000 in Arctic Canada 35000 plus 2000 Aleut in Alaska and 1500 plus a small number of Aleut in Russia

INUIT RELIGIOUS...

Inuit religion is the shared spiritual beliefs and practices of Inuit an indigenous people from Alaska Canada and GreenlandTheir religion shares many similarities with religions of other North Polar peoples Traditional Inuit religious practices include animism and shamanism in which spiritual healers mediate with spirits 1 Today many Inuit follow Christianity but traditional Inuit

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Inuit religion was closely tied to a system of rituals integrated into the daily life of the people These rituals were simple but held to be necessary According to a customary Inuit saying The great peril of our existence lies in the fact that our diet consists entirely of souls

Inuit religion ...

Religion The Inuit believed that all things  people animals and forces of nature  had spirits One of the most important spirits was Sedna also called Nuliajuk the spirit of the sea She lived at the bottom of the sea and controlled the sea mammals Some say that she had a great dog that guarded her house

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Inuit Religion Inuit is the term preferred for speaking of the people commonly known as Eskimothe word Eskimo being derived from a derogatory term meaning eaters of raw flesh used by the Algonquin people of North America The Inuit culture is possibly the most geographically extensive of all traditional lifeways showing an astonishing

Inuit Religion ...

LANGUAGE Inuit RELIGION Traditional animism Christianity 1  INTRODUCTION The Inuit or Eskimo are an aboriginal people who make their home in the Arctic and subArctic regions of Siberia and North America The word Eskimo was bestowed upon these hardy resourceful hunters by their neighbors the Algonquin Indians of eastern Canada

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The Inuit thought that the animals they hunted were actually superior to them yet the animals let the humans hunt them either because they felt sorry for them or the Inuit performed rituals which gave the hunters temporary control The hunter showed respect for animals by singing songs in the boat and using freshly cleaned equipment

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