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Nunavut Arctic College Media

Nunavut Arctic College Media is a division of the Language & Culture Program at Nunavut Arctic College. They publish books and learning materials to enhance understanding of Inuit culture, history, and language. It also strives to serve all Nunavummiut, and those with an interest in learning more about the Canadian Eastern Arctic.

Their goal is to increase awareness of Canada’s Far North and foreground Inuit perspectives through print, audio, video, oral history, and archival initiatives.


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  1. "The Caribou Taste Different Now"

    In full colour with photos of the 145 contributing Inuit elders, The Caribou Taste Different Now grounds the discussions, debates, and discourses about climate change to material and everyday life in the contemporary Canadian Arctic. In English and Inuktitut. Learn More
    £29.95

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  2. Our Language, Our Leadership

    My hope is that this book ignites a lively discussion on Inuktut. Protecting and enhancing a language in the face of globalization seems like an impossible task. Yet, I envision a place where the mother tongue is Inuktut and children have the opportunity, as I did, to learn about themselves by listening to and speaking it." - The Honourable Paul Okalik, Nunavut Minister of Culture and Heritage Learn More
    £14.95

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  3. Language In Nunavut

    The first thorough study of discourse practices undertaken among Canadian Inuit, this book explores language usage in three communities of the Baffin region of Nunavut. Over five years a team of researchers and students enquired about which languages were spoken by adults and children, Inuit and Qallunaat (non-Inuit), in various contexts. Learn More
    £13.95

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  4. Cosmology and Shamanism

    Examines two important aspects of Inuit culture, cosmology and shamanism, that were in large part suppressed following the introduction of Christianity. It is based on interviews of elders conducted in 1998 by students at Nunavut Arctic College's Inuit Studies Program at Nunatta Campus in Iqaluit. Learn More
    £18.50

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  5. Hunting Polar Bear in the Winter

    A guide to hunting one of the most important game animals for Inuit. This book includes advice on preparing for the hunt, avoiding detection by the polar bear, skinning the animal, preserving the meat, and staying safe on the hunt. It also includes information about traditional Inuit hunting methods and reflections on ethical and environmentally friendly hunting. In English and Inuktitut. Learn More
    £22.50

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  6. Arctic Ecology and Environmental Stewardship

    This unique resource explores the unique environment of the Arctic, as well as the traditional Inuit value of environmental stewardship. It introduces and explores the subject of ecology and environmental issues from a Northern perspective. Ecological concepts such as trophic levels, symbiosis, population dynamics, biomes, and more are explained using Arctic examples. Learn More
    £55.95

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  7. Hunting Seal in the Summer

    A guide to hunting one of the most important game animals for Inuit. Advice is given for summertime seal hunting from a boat, including practical information on preparing for the hunt, ensuring boat safety, different kinds of seal and where to find them, skinning the animal, preserving the meat, and safe firearm operation. Learn More
    £22.50

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  8. Teach an Eskimo How to Read…

    Peter Freuchen Ittinuar, Canada's first Inuk Member of Parliament, was born in an Inuit community and had a very traditional upbringing but stood apart because of his love for reading. He was picked to take part in the "Eskimo Experiment" and was sent to live with a family in Ottawa. He rose through the qullunaat world, becoming the first Inuk Member of Parliament during the crucial period of the patriation of the Canadian Constitution in 1979. Learn More
    £11.50

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  9. We Call it Survival

    Abraham Okpik travelled through many different and changing worlds. Life took him from the traditional nomadic way of life of the Alaskan Inupiat to a federal government office building in Ottawa. Like other Inuit of his generation, Okpik hunted and trapped, travelled by dogteam, and built igluit. Learn More
    £11.50

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  10. Language in Inuit Society

    A study of sociolinguistics and the sociology of language in Inuit society. Dorais describes the role of language in Inuit society, in relation to both of its linguistic and sociological dimensions. Learn More
    £18.95

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  11. The Transition to Christianity

    The transition to Christianity in Nunavut occurred in the first half of the twentieth century. It was a long and complex process that deeply affected Inuit life. But Inuit were not just passive recipients in the process of Christianization. They played an active role in it and helped to shape Christianity in the North. In this book, two Inuit elders share their memories of the Inuit conversion to Christianity. Learn More
    £18.50

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  12. Too Many People

    examines the history of contact with the outside world and a group of Inuit, the Iglulingmiut living in Canada's Eastern Arctic. The nature of these encounters and their impact is described and analysed from 1822 to 2015. Seeking to understand how order was brought about and maintained during this period of nearly two centuries, the ongoing historical narrative that evolves displays a pattern of interconnected social, economic, political, cognitive, and volitional changes in Iglulingmiut society. Learn More
    £24.50

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  13. Inuit Kinship and Naming Customs in Baffin Region

    Presents interviews with Inuit elders from Baffin Region, Nunavut, about how names were chosen, the importance of using kinship terms, and how the practice of tuqurausiit has changed over the years. It helps to preserve the knowledge of this tradition for younger generations, both Inuit and non-Inuit. Learn More
    £18.50

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  14. Hardships of the Past

    Many Inuit elders experienced severe hardships in their past: from starvation to surviving the extreme cold to forced relocation. In this book, eight Inuit elders share their memories of the past and preserve important and unique Inuit traditions and knowledge. A variety of topics are discussed: respect for animals, healing, stars and the weather, shamanism, and traditional spirituality. Much attention is also given to the techniques and stories of survival in adverse circumstances. In English and Inuktitut. Learn More
    £11.50

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  15. Between Heaven and Earth

    Here, Felix Kupak sheds light on many aspects of his life and shares his extensive knowledge on angakkuuniq (shamanism) and Christianity. This book will contribute to a better understanding of Inuit qaujimajatuqangit as it took shape when Inuit converted to Christianity, and the preservation and transformation of Inuit cultural identity and traditions. In English and Inuktitut. Learn More
    £14.95

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  16. Trading with the Hudson's Bay Company

    Recounts both Inuit and a trader's perspective on the fur trade in the Nunavut area in the last half of the 20th century. It is also a poignant account of the introduction of money, through the use of the token system at the HBC posts, to Family Allowance payments which led to the settlement of Inuit in communities, and finally to the cash economy in use today. Learn More
    £11.50

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