Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)

Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Ice Safety Mapping

SmartICE team members Katherine Wilson and Andrew Arreak have co-designed three maps with our Inuit management committee in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)—self-named Sikumiut— that illustrate important ice travel safety information based on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. Click on the images below to enlarge.

Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit for Sea-Ice Travel Safety

SmartICE team members Katherine Wilson and Andrew Arreak have co-designed two posters with our Inuit management committee in Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet)—self-named Sikumiut— that illustrate important ice travel safety information based on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. Illustrations are by Jamesie Itulu, Mittimatalik. Click on the images below to enlarge.

Sikumiut Sea Ice Terminology Book

Mittimatalik Sea Ice Change Atlas 1997-2019

Safe Travels – ᐃᖕᒋᕐᕋᑦᑎᐊᕆᔅᓯ

Safe travels is an interactive story for children with early literacy skills to learn traditional Inuit ice safety knowledge and terminology. Through trips to an inland ice fishing lake and to the floe edge, users will learn important names for ice features and how to navigate safely upon sea ice. The knowledge content was developed in partnership with the Skiumiut Community Management Committee in Mittimatalik, Nunavut. Produced and funded by SmartICE, with additional funding provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada. Developed by Pinnguaq.

The game can be played here.

 

If you’d like printed copies of the maps, posters, sea ice terminology book or the Mittimatalik sea ice change atlas, please contact:

Katherine Wilson Director of Knowledge Co-Production
katherine@smartice.org