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Cancer is a leading cause of death among Inuit living in Canada. The rate is nearly twice as high as the rest of the country. There is a need to provide Inuit with more information about the disease. Since 2012, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada has been increasing Inuit knowledge about cancer and providing tools for cancer patients, cancer survivors, families and health care providers working with Inuit. With financial support from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Pauktuutit initially developed the Kaggutiq Inuit Cancer Glossary. Pauktuutit then partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society though funding from Jaguar Land Rover Canada to continue the dissemination of the glossary and to develop new tools and resources to support patients, cancer survivors, family members and health care professionals. The entire body of work on cancer is called Inuusinni Aqqusaaqtara – My Journey.