Activity 4

Mark Kalluak wrote " To conserve means to avoid using up something all at once. It means to maintain a reserve for lean days, to avoid falling into a real predicament of shortage. A perfect example would be when matches were scarce. The stick of a match was split in two to extend the supply and to bridge the gap until the supply could be replenished."

 

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From Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit: What Inuit Have Always Known to be True, edited by Joe Karetak, Frank Tester and Shirley Tagalik, p. 58

Financial Literacy Activities Funded by the Government of Nunavut Department of Family Services. Content and design produced by the Aqqiumavvik Society (Arviat).