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Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq 2019

This year’s theme is Inngiusiit Innginnguarusiillu: Traditional Songs and Chants. Nunavut’s month-long celebration of Inuktut also coincides with the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages

 Atii! Taki Inuktuuqta! Let’s all speak Inuktut, and celebrate this important part of our Inuit culture with our families, friends, Elders, students, teachers and co-workers. For more information, please visit

Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq 2019's theme is inngiusiit inngiusinnguarusiillu, Inuit songs and chants. These are an important part of our Inuit culture, and contribute to preserve our rich language

Do you have inngiusiit or inngiusinnguarusiit to share (Inuit songs and chants)? This is an important part of Inuit culture. Share them at home, school, daycare or at work.


February is Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqanrniq- Inuktut Language Celebration.  This year's theme is Innguisiit Innginnguarusillu. Traditional Songs and Chants.

To help preserve this tradition, the Department of Culture Heritage recorded several dozen songs and chants performed by Elders.  DVDs, CDs, and USBs were launched at Iqaluit in November 14, 2019.

For generations our Inuit parents used to teach their children about Inuit culture, traditions and language through Innguisiit Innginnguarusillu.  These songs and chants often include sophisticated terminology in Inuktut, encouraging children to learn and strenghten the use of Inuktut at home and in the community.

NEW! Baffin Elders Songs and Chants- all in mp3

  1. ᒥᐊᓕᓴ ᑯᓗᓚ- Marysa Kolola
  2. ᓕᓯ ᒥᐊᓕ ᑲᒃᑭ- Leesee Mary Kakee
  3. ᒦᑲ ᐊᑉᐸᓕᐊᓗᒃ- Meeka Akpalialuk
  4. ᓴᐃᓚ ᑭᓴ- Saila Kisa
  5. ᔩᓚ ᓴᐅᓪᓗᐊᐱᒃ-Geela Sowdluapik
  6. ᒨᓯᓯ ᖄᐱᒃ- Mosesse Qappik
  7. ᐊᑕᖏᖅᑐᑦ- Group Song
  8. ᐊᑦᓯᐊᖅ ᐊᓛᓱᐊ-Atsiaq Allashua
  9. ᐅᔾᔪᐊᓗᒃ ᐃᑎᓪᓗᐃ- Udjualuk Etidloie
  10. ᒪᔪᕆᐊᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅᑐᓕᐊᖅ- Mayuriak Quvianaqtuliak/ᓄᕙᓕᓐᖓ ᑭᖑᐊᑦᓯᐊᖅ- Novalinga Kingqatsiaq
  11. ᑰᑑ ᑐᓄ -Kootoo Toonoo