Research, Library and Archives

The Avataq Cultural Institute’s Documentation and Archival Centre holds both our Library and Archives. The centre was created for the Nunavimmiut but is also open to a much broader public, including researchers, artists, etc.

The library holds more than 4,000 publications, mostly concerning Nunavik and the Nunavimmiut, as well as information about other Arctic regions and indigenous peoples. The library’s collection includes books and journals, magazines, atlases, dictionaries, audiovisual holdings, etc.

The major collections in Avataq’s archives include oral histories, manuscripts by Taamusi Qumaq and Peter Kasudluak, illustrations by Tuumasi Kudluk, and the fonds of various anthropologists.