How Nivi Got Her Names

Nivi has always known that her names were special, but she does not know where they came from. So, one sunny afternoon, Nivi decides to ask her mom. The stories of the people Nivi is named after lead her to an understanding of traditional Inuit naming practices and knowledge of what those practices mean to Inuit.

How Nivi Got Her Names is an easy-to-understand introduction to traditional Inuit naming, with a story that touches on Inuit custom adoption.

Written by Laura Deal | Illustrated by Charlene Chua

April 2017

Paperback (English) ISBN: 978-1-77227-137-9 | $10.95 | 8.5″ x 8.5″ | 34 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout

ᖃᓄᖅ ᓂᕕ ᐊᑦᑎᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓐᓂᕐᒪᖔᑦ Paperback (Inuktitut) ISBN: 978-1-77227-119-5 | $10.95 | Paperback

Ages 5–7


“. . . [A]n intimate depiction of an admirable practice . . .” — CanLit for Little Canadians