Reconstitution des modes d’extraction de la stéatite sur le site de Qajartalik

This work is an adaptation of Amélie Langlais’ master’s thesis on the extraction methods of steatite during the Dorset period. The author explores the various technical aspects related to the exploitation of steatite on the Qajartalik rupestral site and compares her observations with other quarry sites exploited around the same period.


Le harpon du chasseur

The publication of Le harpon du chasseur (Harpoon of the hunter) in 1969 marks the beginning of a new era: the first novel written by an Inuit in Canada, it symbolises a historic passage from the spoken word to a written Inuit literature.


Nanuirtuq/Takusaijuuk mikigianik

Stories told by Siasi Mangiuk Story one: written and drawn by Qumaq Mangiuk Iyaituk Story two: written and drawn by Passa Mangiuk


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 …


Inuktitut personal names

Personal names are very important in Inuit identity. There are many kinds of names: first names, middle names, given names, names, of your sauniq, or sauniit, since there are often more than one sauniq given to a person. In recent years, a variety of non-Inuit names were given to children, and several people have been …


Inuit Uqausillaringit

Inuit Uqausillaringit still remains the only Inuktitut dictionary in existence.


Ullumimut — Between tradition and innovation

Caribou antler, serpentine, steatite, muskox horn and hair. Out of such materials Mattiusi Iyaituk and Lucassie Echalook shape the gestures of human, animal and shaman, evoking the quotidian stories, myths and dreams of the Inuit culture of Nunavik. The sculptural works of these two renowned Inuit artists, featured in this exhibition, Ullumimut — Between tradition …


Traditions relating to Education, Pregnancy and Childbirth in Nunavik

In this book, four Nunavik Elders – Alicie Koneak, Lizzie Irniq and Maata Tuniq of Kangiqsujuaq and Alacie Kuannanack Tukalak of Puvirnituq – reflect on some of the knowledge and practices involved in Inuit Education.


Gazetteer of Inuit Place Names in Nunavik

“We were taught by our ancestors the names of the land, lakes, hills and islands, and we have an obligation to pass these on to our young people”. This is how Samwillie Annahatak from Kangirsuk describes the task that was carried out from 1983 to 1987: to compile the names of places known by the Inuit in the 15 regions of Nunavik.