Arctic homes

This section of Discovering the Arctic shows how Arctic peoples have traditionally used resources from land and sea for hundreds of years.

Although resources are now being brought into the Arctic from elsewhere, the indigenous people are still using the rich variety of local resources. Resources from the Arctic are also used elsewhere in the world, and climate change is affecting the commercial exploitation of these resources.

Traditional Igloo print
Print of an Inuit Igloo, from the 1800s
Inuit hut interior
Inuit hut, 2000s
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At home

Look at the two images

  • What articles can you see in these homes, and where did they come from?
  • How far do you think they have travelled to get there?