Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk: The Inuk author who championed Inuit language and culture
Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk was an Inuit author, teacher, and historian best known for writing the first novel in Inuktitut.
More than 40 Indigenous languages in Canada are spoken by 500 people or less. Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk worked to preserve Inuit language and culture. She wrote over twenty-two books that are considered an Inuit-specific set of encyclopedias and which are still used in schools across Nunavik (Québec).
Writer/Co-director – Dr. Norma Dunning
Co-Director – Andréa Cohen-B
Illustrator/Animator – Erin Hill
Music – “River Merge” by Diego Marulanda & Sylvia Cloutier
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Special thanks to Qiallak Nappaaluk