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Louise Flaherty

Louise Flaherty grew up in Clyde River, Nunavut. Early on, Louise was fortunate to be surrounded by great storytellers. Her Inuit grandparents instilled in her a passion for Inuktitut, and an understanding that speaking Inuktitut is a fundamental part of Inuit identity. In 2005, Louise co-founded Inhabit Media Inc., an independent publishing house dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Inuit knowledge and values, and the Inuktitut language. Inhabit Media has since published dozens of books and Inuktitut resources that are used in classrooms throughout Nunavut. 

Inuit Kinship and Naming Customs
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Traditionally, Inuit do not call each other by their given names. Instead, they refer to each other using a system of kinship and family terms, known as tuqurausiit (turk-thlo-raw-seet). Calling each other by kinship terms is a way to show respect and foster closeness within families. Children were named after their elders and ancestors, ensuring a long and healthy life.

As more and more Inuit refer to each other by their English first names, rather than their traditional kinship terms, the tradition of tuqurausiit is slowly disappearing. This book presents interviews with four 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. Inuit Kinship and Naming Customs helps to preserve the knowledge of this tradition for younger generations, both Inuit and non-Inuit.

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Kappianaqtut: Strange Creatures and Fantastic Beings From Inuit Myths and Legends
Artists:
Mike Austin
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;

Each volume in the Kappianaqtut series provides readers with an in-depth academic examination of two mythological creatures from Inuit mythology. The series examines Inuit myths from an ethnographic perspective and fosters discussion on the variations and multiple representations of the myths and creatures in question.

This volume, which explores the giants of the North and the mother of the sea mammals, has been fully revised and updated.

Kappianaqtut represents the first book-length study of Inuit mythological beings written from a Northern perspective.

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The Gnawer of Rocks
Artists:
Jim Nelson
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: 7; 8; 9; 10;

While everyone is busy preparing for the coming winter, two girls wander away from their camp, following a path of strange, beautiful stones. Each stone is lovelier than the last, and the trail leads them farther and farther away from camp. But what starts out as a peaceful afternoon on the tundra quickly turns dangerous when the girls find themselves trapped in the cave of Mangittatuarjuk—the Gnawer of Rocks! Based on a traditional Inuit story, this graphic novel introduces readers to a dark and twisted creature that haunts the Arctic landscape and preys on unsuspecting children…

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Nunavummi Reading Series: Things That Keep Us Warm
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten;

Learn how people stay warm during the long Arctic winters.

This book uses simple sentences to describe items common throughout Canada, like the parka, and some items that are uniquely Northern, like the qulliq (oil lamp).

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Things That Keep Us Warm is a Level 4 book in the series.

Nunavummi Reading Series books have also been officially levelled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Levelling System. Things That Keep Us Warm's F&P Level is B.

Recommended for ages 3-5.

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8 pages | 7.00" x 7.00" | Full-colour photographs throughout

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Série de lecture Nunavummi: Les choses qui nous tiennent au chaud
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten;

Apprenez comment les gens demeurent au chaud durant les longs hivers arctiques!

Dans ce livre, des phrases simples décrivent des objets communs à toutes les régions du Canada, comme la parka, et d’autres typiquement nordiques, comme le qulliq (lampe à l’huile traditionnelle).

Learn how people stay warm during the long Arctic winters!

This book uses simple sentences to describe items common throughout Canada, like the parka, and some items that are uniquely Northern, like the qulliq (oil lamp).

Educator Information
This book is part of the Nunavummi Reading Series, a Nunavut-developed series that supports literacy learning while teaching readers about the people, traditions, and environment of the Canadian Arctic. Les choses qui nous tiennent au chaud is a Level 4 book in the series.

Recommended for ages 3-5.

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8 pages | 7.00" x 7.00"

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The Dreaded Ogress of the Tundra
Artists:
Larry MacDougall
Format: Hardcover
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

This revised edition, originally published as Stories of the Amautalik, shares two spinetingling tales of the dreaded ogress of the tundra, a creature that carries away unsuspecting children on her back!

New illustration in this edition bring the Amautalik to life in even greater, creepier detail than the original. Revised text and additional content make this new edition a must-buy for young readers who are intrigued with the dark and dreaded beings of Inuit mythology!

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