The Botanical Knowledge of the Inuit of Kangiqsujuaq, Nunavik
The village of Kangiqsujuag and its surroundings as well at the National Park of Pingualuit, form a vast territory, which, despite appearances contains a great plant diversity. This work summarizes the botanical knowledge of community elders about how plants were traditionally used and lists the Inuktitut names of the plants of the area.
About the author
A major interest of Alain Cuerrier, ethnobotanist and researcher in plant biology at the University of Montreal, is the traditional knowledge of the First Peoples and Inuit of northern Quebec. Thanks to financial support from the regional administration Kativik 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.