Carie Hoover, Sonja Ostertag, Claire Hornby, Colleen Parker, Kayla Hansen-Craik, Lisa Loseto, Tristan Pearce, The Continued Importance of Hunting for Future Inuit Food Security, The Solutions Journal, Volume 7, Issue 4, July 2016, Pages 40-50 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/continued-importance-hunting-future-inuit-food-security/) Abstract: Inuit, the Indigenous People inhabiting the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada, Alaska, and the Russian Far East, have adapted to living in the harsh Arctic conditions for thousands of years. In Canada, there are more than 50 Inuit communities across the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (Northwest Territories), Nunavut, Nunatsiavut (Labrador), and Nunavik (Quebec), with many located above or near the Arctic Circle (66º30'N), and nearly all of which are in remote locations accessible only by airplanes. Communities across the Arctic range in population size from 110 (Sachs Harbour, NT) to 6,254 (Iqaluit, NU), with up to 97 percent of each community identifying as Inuit.1 While summer temperatures can reach upwards of 35°C, winter temperatures can drop below -60°C when factoring in wind chill effects, with wind speeds ranging from 50 to 80 km/h, and temperatures remaining below freezing for up to eight months of the year.2 In high-latitude Canadian communities, polar nights (24-hour … Topics: Agriculture & Food; Food Security; Indigenous communities