The Zoological Knowledge of the Inuit of Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik
The Inuit of the community of Kangiqsualujjuaq share their knowledge of the animals that inhabit their region, that of Ungava Bay in which flow the George and Koroc Rivers. The community neighbors the magnificent Kuururjuaq National Park. The work published in Inuktitut, French and English outlines the names of the animals, observations made by the Inuit and stories which draw on their humor, humility and respect for nature.
About the author
A major interest of Alain Cuerrier, ethnobotanist and researcher in plant biology at the University of Montreal 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.