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Secondary Inuit Games

Inuit games are important for Nunavimmiut and other circumpolar people for many reasons. In addition to their cultural dimension, Inuit games are a crucial component of land survival and allow Inuit to maintain strength and endurance. They are also an occasion for social gatherings. To learn more about inuit games, explore the resources at the bottom of this article.


Before any physical efforts, a warm-up is required. It includes rising the heartbeat, rising body temperature and preparing the muscles by bringing more blood to them and stretching them. Download a warmup procedure >>


Download the Inuit games organization kit, a tool specifically created for Nunavik teachers to bring these games in their schools.


These 11 Inuit games have been identified as appropriate for secondary children. You can also see the Elementary Inuit Games resource. For each game, a video and a poster provide the necessary information to teach them.

One Foot High Kick

Two Foot High Kick

Alaskan High Kick

Kneel Jump


One Hand Reach

Head Pull

Knuckle Hop

Arm Pull

Sledge Jump

Triple Jump

Additional Resources


  • Cover Image by Jade Bernier



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