Galerie le Chariot was founded in 1980. With dedication and love for the Inuit Art, the gallery gained a national and international reputation for providing the widest selection of Inuit sculptures. Over 2,000 pieces, carefully selected to meet the demands of collectors and connaisseurs, are on permanent display.
The Canadian Arctic has been inhabited by humans for at least 4,000 years. The ancestors of today's Inuit migrated from northern Alaska around 1,000 A.D. Today the Inuit population, about 45,000, is widely distributed across Canada's north. The Inuit were until fairly recently a nomadic people, and it was late as the 1950s that they have settled in permanent communities, in which Inuit carvers produce sculptures using local stones such as serpentine, steatite, Basalt, whalebone, ivory and antler as their materials.