Foods

Although store-bought food is readily available in great variety, many Inuvialuit continue to eat more nutritious and less costly country foods and to hunt and fish for a good part of their diet.

Consuming country foods is important to Inuvialuit identity, and the culmination of a series of cooperative activities - harvesting, processing, distributing, and preparing - that require behaving in ways that emphasize Inuvialuit values of cooperation, sharing, and generosity.

Traditional country foods include caribou, muskox, arctic hare, muskrat, seal, duck, goose, beluga and bowhead whale, fish (whitefish, herring, inconnu, arctic char, and trout), and berries (akpiks, blueberries, crowberries, currants, and cranberries):