Project Researcher Darren Keith interviews Kugaaruk Elders. left to right: Gino Aqqaq, Otto Apsaktuan, Guy Kakkianiun, Jose Angutinguniq and Levi Illuitok (behind Darren).
Frank Analok talks about Tikiraaryuk as being a place where people build iglus and hunted seals.
Welcome to the Kitikmeot Place Name Atlas
The Kitikmeot Place Name Atlas is the result of an ongoing program of place name recording in the communities of the Kitikmeot Region, led by the Kitikmeot Heritage Society. The purpose of the project is to comprehensively record the traditional Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun place names of the region, including their pronunciations, meanings and associated oral traditions. This work will ensure that the region’s place names will continue to be known to future generations of Nunavummiut.
The Kitikmeot Place Name Atlas is a work in progress that will continue to improve and expand with time. Our goals are to: