Inuit Place-Names Map Series of Nunavik
Over several decades, the Avataq Institute has collected a significant amount of information related to the Inuit Place-Names of the Region of Nunavik (Quebec - Canada).
This information is now available to all users through various map collections in various scales and formats.
The main Collection is Nunatop 50K Map Series, which covers the region at 50,000 scale with a total of 648 maps. The other collections are variations of this one, but they all contain the same information.
Nunatop 50K Map Series
Villages Map Series
Islands Map Series
Murals - large format
This maps are based upon information collected through interviews with Nunavik land users, and with the important contribution of the elders, as well as Ludger Müller-Wille, Bernard Saladin d’Anglure, Helen Oweetaluktuk, Johnny Palliser and Nicolas Pirti-Duplessis. This work was supported financially by Makivik Corportation, the Nunavik Landholding Corporation Association and Air Inuit.
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.