ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕈᓯᖏ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ Traditional Inuit Games from Arviat

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ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕈᓯᖏ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ Traditional Inuit Games from Arviat

Written and Illustrated by Donald Uluadluak

“ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᖖᒍᐊᕈᓯᖏᑦ ᐱᖖᒍᐊᒐᐅᕙᒃᐳᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᖄᖏᖅᑐᑦ. ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᖦᖢᑎᒃ, ᐊᓐᓇᐅᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᖃᐃᓕᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ.”

ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᓚᐅᕆᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᖖᒍᐊᕈᓰ’ᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᖖᒍᐊᒐᐅᓱᖅᑐᓂᒃ. ᒪᑉᑐᐊᑎᑦᑎᖖᒍᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ, ᐃᒡᓗᓕᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᓐᓈᕐᓂᒃ ᐊᖅᐸᓕᐅᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᓪᓗ ᐊᔪᖖᒋᓕᓴᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᓚᐅᕆᑦ. ᐊᔪᖏᒪᖔᖅᐲᑦ ᑕᑉᑕᐅᔭᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓈ’ᖏᔮᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᔪᖖᒋᓕᓴᓚᐅᕆᑦ ᐊᓇᐅᓕᒑᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ. ᑎᑎᕋᒐᐅᔪᖅ ᑖᓄᑦ ᐅᓗᐊᓪᓗᐊᖅ ᐊᖓᔪᒃᖠᖅ, ᐊᒃᑑᔪᖅ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᒐᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂᒋᑦ, ᑖᒻᓇ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅᑑᖦᖢᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᖖᒍᐊᕈᓯᐅᕗᑦ.

“Inuit games have been played all over the Arctic for a very long time. They are played for fun, to practise survival skills, and as exercise.”

Discover everything about Inuit games in Arviat, Nunavut! Practise skipping stones, building an iglu, and challenge your friends to a race. Test your skills in the blindfold and jumping games and learn to play Inuit baseball. Written by Donald Uluadluak Sr., an Elder from Arviat, and accompanied by the author’s original illustrations, this book is a fun introduction to Inuit games.

Download the Inuktitut e-book here!


Posted on

June 29, 2023