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Statements of Museum Context

Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum is on Inuit land. Land where Inuit have always lived.


Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum is housed in a former Hudson’s Bay Company warehouse building. The Hudson’s Bay Company is historically a colonial entity, and we recognise that negative association.


Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum harmed Inuit by participating in the separation of their belongings and cultural practices in service to the Museum’s goals of preservation and education. We recognise that we were part of the erasure of histories of genocide against Inuit by not naming it when exhibiting belongings, we collected and hold today. We recognise that we contributed to structures of racism. We recognise that, in many cases, our organization has acquired the belongings of Inuit in ways that were legal but not just or equitable. And we recognise that we rarely included Inuit voices and perspectives in decisions made about, and the presentation of, their belongings.