Nunavik publications

We are the Nunavik Inuit publishing house. Our publications feature works by and about Inuit and the north- with an emphasis on giving a voice to Inuit and the subjects that touch Inuit and the North today. Our collections are designed to inspire and encourage a new and positive discourse on the history, present day and future of Inuit, through memoirs, academic works, youth writing and books that touch on our common experiences of the human condition.
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[Des Tuniit aux Inuits, Patrimoines archéologique et historique au Nunavik]  Ce livre présente le bilan des recherches menées pendant les trois années du projet ARUC ‘Des Tuniit aux Inuits’. Il est subdivisé en trois parties. La première portant sur les projets de terrain de nature archéologique dans les trois régions à l’étude (i.e., Salluit, Kangiqsujuaq et Quaqtaq). La deuxième concerne les projets en laboratoire et nouvelles approches, notamment sur l’étude des sources de matières...

[Des Tuniit aux Inuits, Patrimoines archéologique et historique au Nunavik] Ce livre présente le bilan des recherches menées pendant les trois années du projet ARUC ‘Des Tuniit aux Inuits’. Il est subdivisé en trois parties. La première portant sur les projets de terrain de nature archéologique dans les trois régions à l’étude (i.e., Salluit, Kangiqsujuaq et Quaqtaq). La deuxième concerne les projets en laboratoire et nouvelles approches, notamment sur l’étude des sources de matières...

[Inuit Uqausillaringit]  Inuit Uqausillaringit still remains the only Inuktitut dictionary in existence.  About the author Taamusi Qumaq was born near Inukjuak in 1914. After working for the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Povungnituk Cooperative, he was chairman of his community for 6 years.  He started writing in the 1970s, first a book on traditional Inuit culture, and then his Inuktitut Dictionary, a long-time work that led in 1991 to its publication by Avataq and Association Inusiutiit.

[Inuit Uqausillaringit] Inuit Uqausillaringit still remains the only Inuktitut dictionary in existence. About the author Taamusi Qumaq was born near Inukjuak in 1914. After working for the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Povungnituk Cooperative, he was chairman of his community for 6 years. He started writing in the 1970s, first a book on traditional Inuit culture, and then his Inuktitut Dictionary, a long-time work that led in 1991 to its publication by Avataq and Association Inusiutiit.

[ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖑᐊᓚᐅᕐᑖ / Unikkaangualaurtaa / Let’s tell a Story (in inuktitut)]  This manual contains 26 stories. It has been developped for childcare workers in Inuit communities troughout Nunavik and Canada. The story collection includes folktales, timeless legends with a moral as well as various stories about Inuit life in the past. Each of the stories is accompanied by information and suggested activities such as games, craft ideas and songs.

[ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖑᐊᓚᐅᕐᑖ / Unikkaangualaurtaa / Let’s tell a Story (in inuktitut)] This manual contains 26 stories. It has been developped for childcare workers in Inuit communities troughout Nunavik and Canada. The story collection includes folktales, timeless legends with a moral as well as various stories about Inuit life in the past. Each of the stories is accompanied by information and suggested activities such as games, craft ideas and songs.

[Learning to count] An illustrated book of animals from Nunavik, this little book teaches children how to count to ten.

[Learning to count] An illustrated book of animals from Nunavik, this little book teaches children how to count to ten.

[Relations on Southeastern Hudson Bay: An Illustrated History of Inuit, Cree, and Eurocanadian Interaction, 1740-1970] “Vanishing races” was how bureaucrats and academics in the south throughout most of the 20th century viewed the people of the north. The Inuit and Crees of the southeastern Hudson Bay coast would have been included in this category because important food resources such as beluga whales, caribou and beaver were depleted in the early part of the century.

Relations on Southeastern Hudson Bay: An Illustrated History of Inuit, Cree, and Eurocanadian Interaction,

[Traditional Inuit First-Aid (english/inuktitut version)] The Nunavik Inuit have always relied on their environment to deal with accidents and injuries. Based on information gleaned from elders from Inukjuak, Kangiqsujuaq and Kuujjuaq in Nunavik, the author presents a series of treatments once used by the Inuit. These healing techniques can, still today, prove very useful in conditions of extreme emergency where no other treatments are available on site.

Traditional Inuit First-Aid (english/inuktitut version)

[Gazetteer of Inuit Place Names in Nunavik]  “We were taught by our ancestors the names of the land, lakes, hills and islands, and we have an obligation to pass these on to our young people”.  This is how Samwillie Annahatak from Kangirsuk describes the task that was carried out from 1983 to 1987: to compile the names of places known by the Inuit in the 15 regions of Nunavik. The Gazetteer is a list of place names comprised of roman and syllabic orthography, type of entity, coordinates...

Gazetteer of Inuit Place Names in Nunavik

[Memories from Kuujjuarapik]  Jeannie Mippigaq (1885-1987) delivers a dignified and courageous  account of her lifetime. A remarkably spry and alert centenarian, Jeannie accompanies us in a voyage through time by relating the major events that have marked her life.

[Memories from Kuujjuarapik] Jeannie Mippigaq delivers a dignified and courageous account of her lifetime. A remarkably spry and alert centenarian, Jeannie accompanies us in a voyage through time by relating the major events that have marked her life.

[Memories of a Kuujjuamiuq]  The interview selected for the first publication of Avataq Cultural Institute was given by Willie Cooper, a Kuujjuaq elder, in the spring 1985. It probably is the only interview given by this hunter, deceased in 1986, during his life. Several of the photographs used to illustrate the text are being published for the first time.

[Memories of a Kuujjuamiuq] The interview selected for the first publication of Avataq Cultural Institute was given by Willie Cooper, a Kuujjuaq elder, in the spring 1985. It probably is the only interview given by this hunter, deceased in 1986, during his life. Several of the photographs used to illustrate the text are being published for the first time.

[Traditional Medicine Project]  Compiled by Jonathan Stevens in 1983, the Traditional Medicine Project covers the medicinal knowledge gathered in 13 Nunavik communities. Various sicknesses and medical conditions are described and traditional treatments outlined.  The second part describes the materials used for healing, whether vegetal, animal or mineral.

[Traditional Medicine Project] Compiled by Jonathan Stevens in 1983, the Traditional Medicine Project covers the medicinal knowledge gathered in 13 Nunavik communities. Various sicknesses and medical conditions are described and traditional treatments outlined. The second part describes the materials used for healing, whether vegetal, animal or mineral.

[Palaeoeskimo Cultural Transition: a case study from Ivujivik, Eastern Arctic]  This book presents the findings of the research conducted by Murielle Nagy within the context of her doctoral project. The research was realized in Ivujivik, Nunavik, with the collaboration of the Avataq Cultural Institute and the Ivujivimmiut. It deals with the development of the human occupation of  the Nunavik, from the first Palaeoeskimo settlers  some 4,000 years ago to the arrival of the Dorset groups...

Palaeoeskimo Cultural Transition: a case study from Ivujivik, Eastern Artic

[Kasudluak Encyclopedia, vol. 1]  An encyclopedia in two volumes explaining various traditional cultural subjects, illustrated with drawings by Tuumasi Kudluk.

[Kasudluak Encyclopedia, vol. An encyclopedia in two volumes explaining various traditional cultural subjects, illustrated with drawings by Tuumasi Kudluk.

[Kasudluak Encyclopedia, vol. 2]  An encyclopedia in 2 volumes explaining various traditional cultural subjects, illustrated with drawings by Tuumasi Kudluk.

[Kasudluak Encyclopedia, vol. An encyclopedia in 2 volumes explaining various traditional cultural subjects, illustrated with drawings by Tuumasi Kudluk.

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