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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.


July 20th, 2016
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June 29th, 2016
Employment opportunity: Archivist >
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November 25th, 2015
21st Nunavik Elders Conference >
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Living in an igloo

Igloos were built differently depending on family size. It was important that condensation not form inside and that soot not accumulate, especially after storms. Daily cleaning of the igloo was necessary.

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Nunavik Arts Secretariat

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Time and space among Nunavik's Inuit.

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Blog Avataq

Questions, Thoughts and Big Ideas; Inuit in the 21st Century

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Soak yourself into Inuit culture and discover Fine Inuit Herbal Teas Northern Delights

Northern Delights