ᑐᙵᓱᒋᑦᓯ tunngasugitsi!

Welcome to the Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families. In these unprecedented pandemic times, we ask that you contact us through our Staff Directory or email us (link below) before heading to our offices. In partnership with parents and the community, Inuuqatigiit fosters strong and proud Inuit children, youth and families.

ᐋᓗᓯᔾᔪᑦ Aalusijjut – Apps

Reconnect with Inuktitut thru a variety of programs (software applications) designed to run on your mobile device such as a phone, tablet, or watch. Most are free from Google Play or Apple. Beginners, intermediate levels for syllabics, vocabulary and storytelling. Check out the new App Resource page.

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Language is Key to Culture

We have uploaded some downloadable booklets to promote Inuktitut at home. We are thankful for these booklets that are part of the Inuutsiarniq Reading Series developed by the Department of Health in Nunavut. Follow the link below for the booklets. Also check out our Inuktitut Apps page.

Inuit Childrearing Know-How

The traditional knowledge of our ancestors continues to provide support for all ages and stages of becoming a human being. Inuit elders believe that the values and beliefs that were passed down from their parents and grandparents are beneficial for today’s Inuit parents. Find out what the parents’ and children’s roles, responsibilities, and age-appropriate expectations are for you.

Learn Inuit Culture Online!

Our Inuit Cultural Online Resource, also known as ICOR, is undergoing some site development. It provides a central resource location for learning about Canadian Inuit culture and traditions. Its purpose is to offer a way of learning about what it means to be Inuit, including some basic vocabulary. Videos are available through this website.

Inuit History Extract from National Inquiry’s Final Report

Twenty pages extracted from the comprehensive National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls that highlights the Inuit trauma resulting from colonial governments’ policies. This excerpt bears witness to the negative experiences of many Inuit.