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.
Since its founding, the Institute has recognized the invaluable role of elders in Inuit society. The Avataq Cultural Institute therefore spearheaded the first Nunavik Elders Conference, held in Kangirsuk in 1981.