The World of Tivi Etok / The Life and Art of an Inuit Elder
This book reveals the fascinating story of the Inuk hunter and artist Tivi Etok. The interviews with Tivi Etok, which focus on his travels, experiences, hopes and observations, together with the reproductions of his stonecuts, bring to life the traditional Inuit life now threatened with extinction. The book contains more than 30 works by this internationally recognized artist, as well as breathtaking photographs of the land that he has crisscrossed during his life—the Parc national Kuururjuaq. The reader is transportated into another world, to discover the extraordinary skills, the wisdom and the knowledge acquired over a lifetime by an artist who is also a man of great courage.
About the authors
Jobie Weetaluktuk is a writer, editor, broadcaster and filmmaker from Inukjuak. His first documentary film, Urban Inuk (Igloolik Isuma Productions, 2005), follows the spiritual and practical struggles of three Inuit in Montreal, and won the Grand Prix, Rigoberta Menchu Community Award at the Land-InSights First Peoples Festival in Montreal. His latest documentary is Umiaq Skin Boat (2008) about a group of Inukjuak elders who decide to build the first traditional sealskin boat their community has seen in over 50 years.
Robyn Bryant is a Quebec journalist, editor and translator with a broad background in newspapers, magazines and book publishing. In addition to her long-standing interest in Nunavik history and culture, her areas of interest include the environment and climate change, interfaith and intercultural dialogue, and the Swahili Coast of Africa. She is also the author of a number of children’s books.