Arvik! In pursuit of the Bowhead Whale
Avataq Cultural Institute provides a strong foundation for the living culture of today’s Inuit. Since its inception in 1980, Avataq has built a solid reputation as the cultural leader for Nunavik Inuit and as an important resource for Inuit culture in Canada and beyond. Our goal is to ensure that Inuit culture and language continue to thrive into the future, so that our descendants can benefit from the rich heritage passed down to us through the wisdom of our ancestors.
In the summer of 2007, a team with about 20 members participated in an archaeological dig at a site on Drayton Island (IbGk-3) and in a brief archaeological survey of the region. The work was part of the archaeology department’s activities for International Polar Year (IPY).