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Aglu Hunting: A Guide for Young Hunters
Format: Paperback
  • This book provides easy-to-follow directions for completing a successful aglu hunt. An aglu is a seal breathing hole found on the sea ice, and aglu hunting is a time-honoured traditional hunting method used by Inuit for generations. Experienced hunter Willam Flaherty guides novice hunters through the basic principles of this ancient style of hunting, including:
    •How to pack a qamutiq
    •How to dress for long hours on the ice
    •How to identify and assess agluiit
    •How to endure long waits by the aglu
    •How to correctly shoot and butcher a seal
    While hunting skills can only truly be perfected through numerous trips out onto the ice, Algu Hunting will give young hunters the basic information they need to prepare for their first hunting experience. This book will also provide young readers who are less familar with Inuit hunting traditions with a window into the traditional hunting practices that have sustained Inuit for generations.


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Anguti's Amulet
Format: Paperback
  • A bilingual story in Inuktitut and English, Angutiup ânguanga / Anguti’s Amulet is a story based on an Inuit archaeological site located along the central coast of Labrador that was occupied sometime between AD 1720 and AD 1750. Itjasualigijet KamajiKatlutik Prâvinsiup suliaKaffinganit – Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, ikajuttiKatlutik Prâvinsiup PitaKautinginnit Neofulâmi Labrador-imilu, pitsiaKujitlutik itjasuattuligijinik piulitsisiaKujitlutik Kinguvatta Kimiggujatsagimmait. Archaeological fieldwork is conducted under the auspices of the Provincial Archaeology Office, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, which, with the Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador, ensures that sites and collections are protected for future generations.


Inuit Modern: Masterworks from the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection
Author: Gerald McMaster
Format: Paperback
  • A gorgeous retrospective on the transformation of Inuit art in the 20th century, mirroring the vast and poignant cultural changes in the North. In response to a rapidly changing Arctic environment, Inuit have had to cope with the transition from a traditional lifestyle to the disturbing realities of globalization and climate change. Inuit art in the latter half of the 20th century reflects the reciprocal stimulus of contact with Euro-Canadians and embodies the evolution of a modern Inuit aesthetic that springs from an ancient cultural context, creating an exciting new hybridized art form. Inuit Modern: Art from the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection situates modern Inuit art within a larger framework that reinterprets the Canadian Arctic. Essays by leading Canadian scholars in the field including Ingo Hessel, Robert McGhee, Christine Laloude, Heather Igloliorte, Dorothy Eber and Bernadette Driscoll Engelstad examine the social, political and cultural transformation through the dynamic lens of colonial influence and agency. Inuit Modern also features interviews with David Ruben Piqtoukun and Zacharias Kunuk.


Land Skills
Author: Maren Vsetula
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • F&P Level: L

    Learn some of the ways people in the North use the outdoors for travel, gathering food, and having fun! This non-fiction book uses a friendly child narrator to introduce readers to some of the traditional skills used by people living in the Arctic, such as dogsledding, igloo building, and ice fishing. With impressive photographs and descriptive text, this is an excellent support material for a classroom unit on Aboriginal peoples.


Proud to Be Inuvialuit: Quviahuktunga Inuvialuugama
Format: Hardcover
  • James Pokiak is proud to be Inuvialuit, which means "real people."

    The Inuvialuit are the most westerly Canadian Inuit. James lives in the hamlet of Tuktoyuktuk, NWT, which is above the Arctic Circle on the shore of the Arctic Ocean. The community is often just called Tuk to save time. Even though he lives in town now, James grew up on the land, learning the traditional values and survival skills of his people.

    In this book, the fifth in the The Land is Our Storybook series, James and his daughter, Rebecca, go on a trip to harvest beluga whale. Harvesting and preparing beluga meat together as a family is an integral part of what it means to be Inuvialuit. Join James and Rebecca and learn about how the beluga whale is interlinked with Inuvialuit culture and history.


Structures in the Arctic
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • F&P Level: I

    Learn about the different structures you can see every day in the North! This non-fiction book introduces children to the features of manmade structures commonly seen in the North, like igloos and inukshuks, and structures familiar throughout Canada, like airports and houses.


The Delta Is My Home
Format: Hardcover
  • Canadian Information Book Award Finalist 2009

    Canadian Children''s Book Centre Our Choice, 2009

    Silver Birch Express nominee, 2010

    Tom McLeod is an eleven-year-old boy from Aklavik who is a gifted storyteller heard frequently on CBC Radio North. He is of mixed cultural heritage-Gwich'in and Inuvialuit.

    Tom tells us why his home in the Mackenzie Delta is a special place and why he loves to live on the land. He describes how his town floods in the spring and why he loves "ratting" (trapping muskrats) and hunting "black ducks" (white-winged and surf scoters) in the Delta. Readers will learn why these ducks are decreasing in number and how and why they are important to Tom and his people.

    Tom says, "Northerners have always hunted animals for survival. We are careful about how we use the land. To be good hunters we need to pay attention to what is happening on the land around us-that's why it's important for us to be out there. We are the first to know if the land and animals are changing."


Unikkaaqatigiit: Arctic Weather and Climate Through the Eyes of Nunavut's Children
Format: Paperback
  • Compiled from writing, poetry, and illustrations created by young Nunavummiut, this anthology explores diverse aspects of the theme of weather—from Inuit mythology to traditional knowledge, climate change, and daily survival.

    These creative works, created as part of an Arctic Weather Centre contest in the mid-1990s, are gathered here for the first time, and are accompanied by helpful information about each community represented.

    Through full-colour illustrations and engaging poetry and stories written both in Inuktitut and English, learn more about the vital force of Arctic weather as seen through the eyes of children.


We Are All Connected: Inuit, Tundra and Ravens
Traditional Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback
  • “We Are All Connected” is a series that explores how we all live together in a shared balance upon Mother Earth. Each book explores a specific ecosystem with a focus on one animal and its adaptations for survival within that ecosystem. Indigenous interviewees, each living in one of these same areas, have responded to strategic questions as to how their community interacts with the same land, their traditional territory. Explore each text with a sense of inquiry in mind.

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