The World of Tivi Etok

A total redesigned edition of this book first published in 2008, with many new artworks. The publication of Tivi Etok’s interviews and stonecuts is a valuable source of wisdom and teaching, worthy of close examination. Inuit and Non-Inuit will find in these pages the story of a courageous and artistic life, and a model for …


Ramah Chert: a Lithic Odyssey

Jenneth Curtis and Pierre M. Desrosiers, Editors The odyssey of Ramah chert has captured the attention of archaeologists throughout Northeastern North America. This book takes us on a journey over thousands of kilometres providing a collection of detailed studies on varied aspects of this lithic raw material. Thanks to the contribution of numerous experts it …


Arvik! In pursuit of the bowhead whale

We still come across many bowhead whale bones in some of the places we hunt.  I’ve heard stories about how the Inuit used to get together for those bowhead hunts.  The people, mostly widows, who were left behind in the camps would sing songs as they waited for the men to come back from the …


Transportation 01

An illustrated book about transportation means and other vehicles. About the illustrator Nunga Echalook is a talented young illustrator who was born in Inukjuak, Nunavik. She discovered her talent and love of drawing while taking multi-media training at the vocational school in her community. In 2009, Nunga joined Avataq Cultural Institute’s publications team. Since then she …


Relations on Ungava Bay: An Illustrated History of Inuit, Naskapi, and Eurocanadian Interaction, 1800-1970

For hundreds of years, if not millennia, the Inuit and Naskapis relied on the food resources of the Ungava Peninsula. The Inuit focused their sights on the coastal marine life but also turned inland to hunt caribou. It was these vast migratory caribou herds that brought the Naskapis into the region from their forested base …


ᑕᖅᕋᒥᐅᑦ; The Northerners; Les Septentrionaux

Book’s extract: “The Northern Quebec Inuit Association was founded two years ago in Inukjuaq. It was established in response to rapidly changing conditions over which the Inuit apparently were to have little or no control. We were alarmed by assumptions  on the part of the white people in government and elsewhere that we were to …