ᑐᓴᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᓯᕋᐱᐅ ᐃᑦᑐᒃᓵᕐᔪᐊᑉ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᕿᒃᓵᖃᑎᖃᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂᒃ—ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓕᕆᔨᒻᒪᕆᐅᓪᓗᓂ, ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᕐᒥᒡᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔨᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ. ᓯᕋᐱᐅ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᑐᑭᓕᐅᕆᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᓚᐅᑉ, ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓂᐅᑉ, ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᑐᖃᐅᓪᓗ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ. ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑐᖖᒐᓱᕝᕕᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐋᑐᐊᒥ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥᓗ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᑎᐅᕆᔪᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔭᖅᑐᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᖅ. ᐃᑲᔫᑎᖃᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᐃᕖᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᓪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᕐᒥᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᐸᒃᑐᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥ.
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Serapio Ittusardjuat—an author, language specialist, and cultural advisor. Serapio participated in our Inuktitut terminology meetings advising on terms about weather, hunting, and traditional knowledge. He was involved in the Tunngasuvvingat Inuit in Ottawa and Toronto. He also performed in schools and provided presentations throughout Ontario. He has tremendously contributed his knowledge about walruses and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit to the researcher community in Igloolik.
ᓯᕋᐱᐅ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᕐᒥ ᐊᓐᓇᐅᒪᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ ᐅᓐᓄᐊᑦ ᑎᓴᒪᑦ ᓯᑯᒥ-ᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᖖᒍᐊᓕᒃ ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᑯᒥ ᐊᓐᓇᐅᒪᓇᓱᐊᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᖃᒧᑕᐅᔭᖏᒃ ᓱᕋᑦᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ.
Serapio was the author of How I Survived: Four Nights on the Ice—a graphic novel based on his lived experience surviving on the sea ice after a snowmobile breakdown.
He will be missed.