Our Elder

Our Elders hold the treasured memories of the Inuit culture, and their wisdom is important to all in Nunavut. On our Nunavut flag, the blue star in a field of white represents not only the guidance of the North Star for travellers, but also the guidance of the wisdom of our Elders. Many elders are skilled storytellers, and share their stories with the young people.

Audio: Audio of a story being told by elder Moses Aliyak, who has been awarded the Order of Canada for his courage in defending his family against polar bears in two incidences.