Research, Library and Archives

The Inuttigut Pirusiit Documentation and Archival Centre’s mission is to make information on Nunavik’s culture and history available to the region’s people and its institutions.

In its role as Nunavik’s official archival centre, conservation is carried out in a professional manner in keeping with current archival standards. Historical documents, Inuit oral history recordings, Inuit manuscripts, anthropological archives, historical photographs and the most recent publications by regional organizations are all represented in our files.
With a mandate to promote dissemination of the archival information, first and foremost among the Nunavimmiut, the Documentation and Archival Centre also serves researchers, media and other interested parties. The Centre encourages the establishment of local libraries and other resource centres.

We are currently engaged in collecting material for archival fonds, in the form of recordings and donations from various organizations and households throughout the region. This undertaking is pressing, as much of the material we seek is under threat of total deterioration due to inadequate storage conditions and a lack of active preservation efforts.

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Daniel Weetaluktuk Museum

The Daniel Weetaluktuk commemorative museum and cultural transmission centre helps protect and promote the Inuit cultures of Inukjuak and Nunavik.

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2007-2008: International Polar Year (IPY):

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).

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