Inuit games (arctic sports) has gained more anchoring and the federation Arctic Sports Greenland became a newest member of Sports Federation of Greenland in 2012.
There are three (3) sportsparts under the federations:
Arctic Sports: Inuit games, are the traditional sports from the Arctic countries (Greenland, Yamal, Alaska, Canada).
History: The games prepared people for living on the land and the hunt that lay ahead. Many of the games tested the competitor’s strength, endurance, and pain resistance: tools needed to survive in the vast Arctic. (www.yasc.ca)
Dene Games: Dene (Northern Athabascan people) games are test of physical and mental skill that were originally used by the Dene to prepare for the hunting and fishing seasons, and to provide entertainment. (www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca)
Inuit Games (inuit pinnguaataat): The basis background for theese sports is survival in the arctic and entertainment. The origin of the games are from Greenland, Northern America and Rusia.
The members of the federation have participated in Arctic Winter Games and World Eskimo Inuit Olympics. The national championships is held every year for children, juniors and seniors.