This commemorative coin tells many stories. The story of the beluga and bowhead whales, which are often seen swimming the Arctic waters. It speaks of kayaks and umiaks, the boats used by the Inuits to travel and hunt. It shows the pattern of an igloo's snow blocks and an amauti that tells the story of Inuit women. And, it tells of a Dorset mask and Thule comb from the ancient people of the North.