Culture and Heritage

Inuit Societal Values Project

The Government of Nunavut is building Nunavut's future based on the guiding knowledge of Inuit Societal Values. These values are based on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, incorporating traditional Inuit knowledge into modern, everyday practices.

Inuit Societal Values are incorporated into every initiative that the Department of Culture and Heritage undertakes. Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is a body of accumulated knowledge of the environment and the Inuit interrelationship with the elements, animals, people and family.

The Inuit Societal Values project is an initiative to help promote Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and to strengthen the role of Elders in addressing social problems and issues in Nunavut. The project helps provide Inuit with the opportunity to have a say in maintaining order and peace according to their culture and traditions, as well as identify gaps in, and finding possible solutions to, community and social wellness issues.