Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Principles
Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) Principles are Inuit teachings that provide a culturally grounded sense of purpose and inherent responsibilities. The wisdom of these teaching ground how we live a good life; guiding respectful relationships, management practices, and governance. The IQ Principles serve a similar role as the Indigenous 7 Sacred/Grandfather Teachings.
Respecting others, relationships and caring for people.
Development of skills through observation, mentoring, practice, and effort.
Fostering good spirit by being open, welcoming and inclusive.
ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᒌᓐᓂᖅ , Ikajuqtigiinniq
Working together for a common cause.
Serving and providing for family and/or community.
ᖃᓄᖅᑑᕐᓂᖅ , Qanuqtuurniq
Being innovative and resourceful.
Decision making through discussion and consensus.
ᐊᕙᑎᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᑲᒪᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᖅ, Avatittinnik Kamatsiarniq
Respect and care for the land, animals and the environment.