Inuinnait Songs and Stories

This book is from the collection Learning Resources

Between 1923-24, the Danish Fifth Thule Expedition researcher Knud Rasmussen visited our region, and documented Inuinnait language and culture. Rasmussen worked intensely with four Inuinnait then living in a sealing camp at Malirihiurvik – Netsiit, Hêq, Tatilgak and Hikhik. These four Inuinnait provided many of the songs and stories published in the Expedition report “Intellectual Culture of the Copper Eskimos” in 1932. In 2018, we worked with linguists to publish these songs and stories, transcribing from the orthography used in Rasmussen’s original publication to a modern standard Inuinnaqtun orthography.