Inuit Kinship and Naming Customs is an important collection of Inuit elder interviews about current naming and family traditions among the Inuit communities of Baffin Region, Nunavut. Four elders explain that 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 tuq&urausiit (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.
A Children's Guide to Arctic Birds is a 32-page illustrated information book about 12 migratory and non-migratory Arctic birds. The 12 birds are: the Thick-Billed Murre, Arctic Tern, Red Phalarope, Common Eider, Long-Tailed Duck, Tundra Swan, Gyrfalcon, Snowy Owl, Common Raven, Rock Ptarmigan, Red-Throated Loon and Snow Bunting. In this appealing book, the author includes basic information about each bird including its length in metric measurement, feathers, colour, texture, habitat, food, bird's call, nest, eggs, and the bird's English and Inuktitut names.
Marine Mammals is a 16-page board book from Inhabit Media about 8 key Arctic mammals. Full-colour photographs of each mammal includes the bowhead whale, narwhal, beluga, harp seal, bearded seal, walrus, and ringed seal in each mammals own environment. Each animal has its name printed in English and Inuktitut syllabics, Inuktitut Roman orthography. This bilingual board book is an important resource for the preschool child.
Inuit Tools is a bilingual board book from Inhabit Junior series featuring 20 full-colour pages of Inuit technology. This unique Inuit counting book introduces new tools such as the ulu and the stone lamp to young children. Each tool has its name printed in English and Inuktitut syllabics, as well as Inuktitut Roman orthography. This bilingual board book is an important information and counting resource for the preschool child.
Arctic Animals is a 16-page board book from Inhabit Media Junior. Issued in 2015 this appealing early childhood book presents 8 animal full-colour photographs showing a polar bear, fox, caribou, bearded seal, lemming, eider duck, wolf and ptarmigan. Each animal has its name printed in English and Inuktitut syllabics, Inuktitut Roman orthography. This bilingual board book is an important resource for the preschool child.
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.
Unikkaaqatigiit: Arctic Weather and Climate Through the Eyes of Nunavut’s Children is an exciting fact-filled scrapbook of colour photographs, colour drawings, poems, and short stories about the climate written by elementary students from 11 Nunavut community schools. Published by Inhabit Media, this bilingual English and Inuktitut syllabics anthology will appeal to elementary students in southern Canada learning about the Inuit students' perspectives of their home communities.
Indians Don't Cry: Gaawin Mawisiiwag Anishinaabeg is the second book in the First Voices, First Texts series, from the University of Manitoba Press, which publishes lost or underappreciated texts by Indigenous artists. This new bilingual (English and Ojibwe) edition of George Kenny's 1977 book, Indian Don't Cry, includes a translation of Kenny's poems and stories into Anishinaabemowin by Patricia M. Ningewance and an afterword by literary scholar Renate Eigenbrod. George Kenny is from Lac Seul First Nation in northwestern Ontario.