Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Voices and Images of Nunavimmiut

 The material published here is based on articles originally published in the periodicals of the Makivik Corporation, beginning in 1974 with Taqralik Magazine and continuing through the 
current Makivik Magazine. 

 The Makivik Corporation is the legal representative of Quebec’s Inuit people, established in 1978 under the terms of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, the agreement that established the institutions of Nunavik. As such, it is the heir of the Northern Quebec Inuit Association which signed the agreement with the governments of Quebec and Canada. Its principal responsibility is the administration of Inuit lands. It also has a mandate to promote the economic and social development of Inuit society in Nunavik. The Makivik Corporation is empowered to negotiate new agreements with governments on behalf of the Quebec Inuit and to represent them. Makivik promotes the preservation of Inuit culture and language as well as the health, welfare, education and relief of poverty for Inuit in their communities.

Volume 9: Politics, Part I
Introduction by Charlie Watt

James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, 
Constitution and Law

ISBN 978-0-9961938-0-1
$29.95, Cloth 
320 pages with color photographs

Volume 10: Politics, Part II
Introduction by Minnie Grey

Self Government, Land Use and International Relations

ISBN 978-0-9961938-1-8
$29.95, Cloth
320 pages with color photographs

Singnagtugaq: A Greenlanders Dream
By Mathias Storch

160 pages, 4.25 x 7.5". Letterpress cover
Paper $19.95  ISBN 978-0-9821703-8-0
April 2016

    Published in 1915, Singnagtugaq: A Greenlanders Dream, created both furor and literary history as the first original novel in Greenlandic. Initially the book was seen as an encounter between the historic clash of good and evil–Danish colonizers and the colonized Greenlanders. The book portrays this encounter in vivid, harsh terms reflecting the time. At the end of the novel comes a vision of a future, modern Greenland, freed from colonial humiliation and poverty: the first literary expression of the desire for progress which later became so prominent in Greenlandic poetry and politics. 
    This is the first english translation.

Friday, January 9, 2015


The Diary of Johannes Hansen
Expedition to Eastern Greenland: 1884-1885
Translated by Torben Hutchings
160 pages, 4.25 x 7.5" 
Paper, $19.95      ISBN 978-0-9829155-9-2

The catechist Johannes Hansen, called Hanserak, a Greenlandic missionary, was part of Captain Gustav Holm’s well-known umiaq expedition to the east coast of Greenland (1884–1885) which passed the winter in Angmagssalik and discovered 11 Inuit communities.

His diary is a series of extremely interesting sketches of the remarkable customs and practices of the native people, and was reported in the pages of Atuagagdliutit, the first Greenlandic newspaper. This work examines the people of eastern Greenland at the later stages of the 19th century in diaristic form, but with the compassion and empathy of a native. Material of this kind is very rare and significant for understanding the longer, mostly unknown, evolution of Greenlandic culture in the midst of Danish colonization. 

Distributed by University Press of New England (http://www.upne.com/0982915592.html)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Titles

Voices and Images of Nunavimmiut

Nunavik's transformation from a subsistence economy to a diversified economy.

Detailed accounts of the successes and failures of the active transformation of the Inuit of Northern Quebec over the past forty years. These volumes tell the story of how a determined people, with the support of the Makivik Corporation, have become economically strong and may well play an important role in the future economic growth of both Quebec and Canada.

Volume 7: Economic Development, Part I
Introduction by Pita Aatami

Communication, Natural Resources and Tourism

ISBN 978-0-9829155-7-8
288 pages    $29.95 cloth

Volume 8: Economic Development, Part II
Introduction by Neil Greig   

Business & Investment, Housing & Construction and
Careers & Training

ISBN 978-0-9829155-8-5
288 pages   $29.95 cloth