How to Build an Iglu and a Qamutiik

How to Build an Iglu and a Qamutiik

ᐃᒡᓗᓕᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᖃᒧᓯᐅᕐᓂᕐᒥᒡᓗ, ᓲᓗᒨᓂ ᐊᕙ ᐊᔪᕆᖅᓲᔾᔨᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᔭᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᓂᐅᑉ ᖃᒧᓯᐅᕐᓂᐅᓪᓗ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ, ᓴᓇᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᑑᑎᖏᓐᓂᒡᓗ ᐊᓐᓇᐅᒪᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᔪᕆᖅᓲᔾᔨᓪᓗᓂᓗ.

The iglu, a traditional winter shelter built in the Arctic for centuries, is a vital part of Inuit culture. The qamutiik, a traditional sled used for hunting, is an essential tool whose versatility and dependability have allowed it to endure over time. In How to Build an Iglu and a Qamutiik, Solomon Awa provides thorough how-to instructions on building iglus and qamutiiks, along with general background information on their construction and importance to survival.

Written by Solomon Awa| Illustrated by Andrew Breithaupt

Paperback (Bilingual English and Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-927095-31-7 | $12.95 | 9″ x 7″ | 32 pages | Black-and-white illustrations and colour photographs throughout

Ages 7–9