How to Build an Iglu and a Qamutiik is a detailed how-to guide for building the traditional Inuit home or igloo and the long sled or qamutiik. Inuk skilled craftsman Solomon Awa provides these illustrated instructions along with general background information on each item's construction and importance for survival in the Arctic regions. This bilingual book contains parallel Inuktitut (syllabics) and English in this 40-page informative title. In Inuktitut, the title is Igluvigaliurniq qamusiurnirlu. It was translated by translated by Saa Pitseolak and Louise Flaherty.
Ukaliq Puppies, Fun for Little Nunavummiut is a 32-page bilingual (English and Inuktitut) activity book by Louise Flaherty and Laura Legge for young children by Inhabit Media. This flip book format provides 15 pages in English and 15 pages in Inuktitut about the joy of puppies. The book includes comics, stories, games, facts, photographs, and illustrations, all in colour, providing young readers with entertaining and engaging opportunities to practice their independent reading skills. The photographs show colour images of contemporary Inuit children with their puppies.
In this unique math resource produced by Inhabit Media and Qikiqtani Inuit Association a tiny Arctic ground squirrel named Kalla visits the circus and discovers the many fun-filled ways numbers, shapes, and patterns exist in the world around us. Using a straightforward question and answer format, this colourful narrative introduces children aged three to five to the concepts of grouping, counting, and pattern building.
My Name Is Arnaktauyok: The Life and Art of Germaine Arnaktauyok tells the story of her life in her own words: her very traditional Inuk life growing up in Nunavut at a camp near Igloolik, and her experiences later in a residential school in Chesterfield Inlet; her education as an artist in Winnipeg and Ottawa; and her return to the North, where she continues to create drawings, etchings, and illustrations that have been featured in museums and galleries worldwide. She provides commentary on several of her works, offering a seldom-seen perspective on her inspiration and process.
Tuniit: Mysterious Folk of the Arctic introduces elementary-level readers to the huge, shy, powerful, ingenious race of Tuniit, the people who populated the Arctic even before the Inuit. The book describes the great impact these former giants of the Arctic had on some of the most well-known and practical aspects of Arctic life. By presenting the factual basis for many of the Inuit traditional beliefs about the Tuniit, this book provides readers with a blend of anthropology, history, and traditional knowledge.
On the Shoulder of a Giant: An Inuit Folktale is a picture book published by Inhabit Media, an Inuit-owned publishing company based in Iqaluit, Nunavut. This traditional legend is retold by Neil Christopher and illustrated by Jim Nelson. In this story Inukpak was big, even for a giant. He loved to walk across the tundra, striding over the widest rivers and wading through the deepest lakes. He could walk across the Arctic in just a few days. But being so big, and traveling so far, Inukpak was often alone. Until one day when he came across a little hunter on the tundra.
Lesson for the Wolf is the 2015 picture book from Inhabit Media and authored by the respected storytellers Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley. In this book, young readers are introduced to some of the animals found in Arctic region through the eyes of an unhappy wolf. This particular wolf is unsatisfied with this appearance and skills. In all the other animals and birds he finds characteristics he admires. He no longer spends time with his wolf brothers and sisters hunting and playing. Instead this wolf watches the owls, wolverines, and caribou with envy, wishing that he could be like them.
Hurry Up, Ilua! is a 32-page colour picture book from the Inhabit Junior series, published by Inhabit Media. First time author and illustrator Nola Helen Hicks, teacher, writer, and artist living in Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, has created a charming picture book about a ground squirrel family preparing for hibernation. Ilua and her little sister Ivavaa are taking their time watching the family of siksiks (Arctic ground squirrels) are scurrying about picking the last of the berries, collecting lichen and Arctic cotton in preparation for the long winter ahead.
In Those Days: Collected Writings on Arctic History, Book 2 Crime and Punishment is the 2015 release of journalist Kenn Harper's columns in the Nunatsiaq News. The 200-page book includes a selection of criminal justice and law columns about Arctic justice. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, settler and Inuit ideas of justice clashed, leading to some of the most unusual trials and punishments in history. Included in this collection are the stories of criminals and victims, both Southern and Inuit, and of the difficulties of finding justice in a land that was rapidly changing.