The Botanical Knowledge of the Inuit of Umiujaq and Kuujjuaraapik, Nunavik
The villages of Kuujjuarapik and Umiujaq, located on the shores of Hudson Bay, form an important territory due to its lakes, rivers and the presence of the Parc national Tursujuq. This work, published in French, English and Inuktitut, outlines the botanical knowledge of the elders of the two communities. It lists the Inuktitut terms associated with plants, their parts and their uses.
About the author
A major interest of Alain Cuerrier, ethnobotanist and researcher at the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale of the Université de Montréal and at the Montreal Botanical Garden, is the traditional knowledge of the First Peoples and Inuit of northern Quebec. Thanks to financial support from the Kativik Regional Government and the help of the Avataq Cultural Institute, Alain Cuerrier has been able to visit Nunavik many times to learn from elders in numerous villages about the botanical knowledge of the area.