Partners

Avataq Cultural Institute’s activities are made possible thanks to the generous support of many sponsors. In particular, it is appropriate to thank all those individuals within Inuit organizations as well as the federal and provincial governments who have collaborated with Avataq over the years.

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Activities

Activities include the construction of qarmaqs (earthen huts), sealskin tents, traditional umiaqs (sealskin boats) and kayaks; language workshops; and making bannock, kamik, puurtaq and avataq.

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History

Because Inuit tradition is largely oral, in 1987 the Avataq Cultural Institute launched a major research program aimed at reconstructing the genealogy of Nunavik’s Inuit families.

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