Traditional Inuit First-Aid (english/inuktitut version)

The Nunavik Inuit have always relied on their environment to deal with accidents and injuries. Based on information gleaned from elders from Inukjuak, Kangiqsujuaq and Kuujjuaq in Nunavik, the author presents a series of treatments once used by the Inuit. These healing techniques can, still today, prove very useful in conditions of extreme emergency where …

Traditions relating to Customary Law in Nunavik

This volume is part of a larger undertaking on Nunavik history, the concept of history taken in a wide sense to include Inuit traditions and knowledge, Qaujimausivut. During two months, Lisa Koperqualuk interviewed 40 people in Nunavik, and gathered information about the rules that used to govern Inuit life, the ways to maintain harmony in …

Katajjaniq Heritage Study

This book presents an exhaustive summary of the study carried out on katajjaniq, following the designation of this practice as the first element of Quebec’s intangible heritage.

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.

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 …

Traditional Medicine Project

Compiled by Jonathan Stevens in 1983, the Traditional Medicine Project covers the medicinal knowledge gathered in 13 Nunavik communities.

Our sea, our health

This book highlights the extraordinary diversity of country foods of marine origin that are traditionally and currently consumed by the Inuit of Kangiqsujuaq and Ivujivik. More importantly, it highlights the capacity for Nunavimmiut to adapt to their environment and the importance of actively promoting the integration of organisms from the sea, notably the smaller ones …

Qimutsiutiliurniq: How to raise a dog team

The advice of an elder from Inukjuak who possesses a wealth of knowledge on the way to best raise a dog team.

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 …

The Botanical Knowledge of the Inuit of Umiujaq and Kuujjuaraapik, Nunavik

The villages of Kuujjuarapik and Umiujaq, located on the shores of Hudson Bay, form an important territory due to its lakes, rivers and the presence of the Parc national Tursujuq.