How Things Came to Be: Inuit Stories of Creation from Inhabit Media replaces their 2008 release, Qanuq Pinngurnirmata: Inuit Stories of How Things Came to Be. This 2015 release from Inhabit Media is a collection of nine traditional Inuit stories and legends retold in English by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley.
What I Remember, What I Know: The Life of a High Arctic Exile is written by Larry Audlaluk who was born in Uugaqsiuvik, a small camp west of Inukjuak in northern Quebec. Larry Audlaluk has seen incredible changes in his lifetime. He was relocated to the High Arctic in the early 1950s with his family when he was almost three years old. They were promised a land of plenty. They discovered an inhospitable polar desert. Sharing memories both painful and joyous, Larry tells of loss, illness, and his family’s fight to return home, juxtaposed with excerpts from official government reports.
The Walrus and the Caribou written by Maika Harper, Inuit, and illustrated by Marcus Cutler is a story about patience and courage. When the earth was new, words had the power to breathe life into the world. But when creating animals from breath, sometimes one does not get everything right on the first try! Based on a traditional Inuit story passed forward orally for generations in the South Baffin region of Nunavut, this book shares with young readers the origin of the caribou and the walrus—and tells of how very different these animals looked when they were first conceived.
Sweetest Kulu, a charming bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuk throat singer Celina Kalluk describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic. Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother speaking to her own little Kulu, an Inuktitut term of endearment often bestowed upon babies and young children, this visually stunning book is infused with the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animal inhabitants. Author Celina Kalluk was born and raised in Resolute Bay, Nunavut.
I Am Loved! is written by Kevin Qamaniq-Mason who grew up in Iglulik and is a senior policy advisor at Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and Mary Qamaniq-Mason. I Am Loved! is illustrated by Hwei Lim. In this book Pakak is in a new foster home, with new people, new food, and new smells. Feeling alone and uncertain, Pakak finds comfort in a secret shared with him by his anaanattiaq, his grandmother, and in the knowledge that he is loved no matter how far away his family may be.
Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic Summer, is a colourfully illustrated story by Suzie Napayok-Short and illustrated by Tamara Campeau. Suzie Napayok-Short was born in Frobisher Bay and grew up in Apex, Nunavut, and the DEW line sites on Baffin Island. She attended residential school before moving to Coral Harbour, Nunavut, and later to Iqaluit, Nunavut. In Kits, Cubs, and Calves, Akuluk is visiting her family in Nunavut and can’t wait to get out on her uncle’s boat for a ride into the powerful Arctic Ocean.
Niqiliurniq: A Cookbook from Igloolik is compiled by Micah Arreak, Annie Desilets, Lucy Kappianaq, Glenda Kripanik, and Kanadaise Uyarasuk, who live in Igloolik, Nunavut. Niqiliurniq is a collection of recipes bringing together healthy traditional foods like seal, Arctic char, and caribou with store bought produce to create delicious meals that are an alternative to pre-packaged foods. Food safety, storage and information on how to build a healthy, nutritious diet is included in this book and will appeal to all levels of cooks. The tasty recipes are from the land and sea.
How I Survived Four Nights on the Ice is written by Serapio Ittusardjuat who was born in a Qarmaq at Akunniq; and illustrated by Matthew Hoddy. How I Survived Four Nights on the Ice is the harrowing first-person account of Serapio Ittusardjuat's four nights spent on the open sea ice. He had few supplies and no water. This story shows courage, strength and patience as he recounts the traditional knowledge and skills that kept him alive after his snowmobile broke down halfway across the sea ice on a trip back from a fishing camp. There are notes on Inuktitut pronunciation.
A Children's Guide to Arctic Butterflies is a 38-page illustrated information book about the difference between a butterfly and a moth, the anatomy of the butterfly, life cycle, and 12 butterflies of the several dozens found on the tundra of the North American Arctic. This book references staying warm in the Arctic and what butterflies do in winter. The 12 butterflies are: the Palaeno Sulphur, Labrador Sulphur, Hegla Sulphur, American Copper, Arctic Blue, Cranberry Blue, Frigga Fritillary, Dingy Fritillary, Ross's Alpine, Banded Alpine, Polixenes Arctic and Compton Tortoiseshell.
Reawakening Our Ancestor's Lines: Revitalizing Inuit Traditional Tattooing is gathered and compiled by Angela Hovak Johnston. This work is an eight year project, which began as Angela Hovak Johnston's personal journey to permanently ink herself with the ancient symbols that were worn by her Inuit ancestors. In tattooing knowledge and skills are passed on continue the tradition. The stories shared in this book are personal journeys of modern Inuit women who inherited the right to be tattooed for strength, beauty, and existence, and to reclaim their history.