Reverend E.J. Peck AND the Inuit East of Hudson Bay (1876–1919)

The Reverend Edmund James (E.J.) Peck (1850–1924) played a leading part, on behalf of the Church Missionary Society, in the conversion of the Inuit in northeast Canada at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. Peck’s importance as a missionary was well acknowledged during his lifetime. In 1904, for example, …

A Short Anthology of popular Nunavik songs

Soon… You can download the book here: songs book

Relations on Southeastern Hudson Bay: An Illustrated History of Inuit, Cree, and Eurocanadian Interaction, 1740-1970

A rich textual history in English followed by an extensive bilingual photo history in both English and Inuktitut syllabics, this account tracks the region’s “boom and bust” periods, beginning in the mid 1700s through to the start of the James Bay hydroelectric project of the 1970s that either isolated the Inuit and Cree peoples, one from the other, or brought them together in cooperative efforts.

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 …

Killiniq – Glimpses of a Fading Past

This publication offers an overview of the history of Killiniq, a region first occupied by the Inuit many centuries ago and visited by Artic explorers as soon as 1587.

Johnny Watt – His Life, His World, His Ways

The remarkable life of an Inuk hunter, river pilot and natural-born leader, who drew on his traditions to guide the Inuit of Northern Quebec past tragedies and loss, and towards the first modern land claims treaty in Canada.

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 …

Sanaaq (english version)

Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk’s Sanaaq is an intimate story of an Inuit family negotiating the changes brought into their community by the coming of the Qallunaat, the White people. Composed in forty-eight episodes, it recounts the daily life of Sanaaq, a strong and outspoken young widow, her daughter Qumaq, and their small semi-nomadic community in northern Quebec. Here they live …

Traditional Social Organization among the Inuit of Kangiqsujuaq, Nunavik (English version)

This ethnographic reconstruction of the Kangiqsujuarmiut traditional social organization was submitted in 1964 as a Master Thesis in anthropology at University of Montreal. Based on data collected in 1961 and 62, this work describes in an outstanding way the physical, historical and social context of one of the least acculturated groups of that time in …