Thunder on The Tundra: Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit of the Bathurst Caribou by Natasha Thorpe, Naikak Hakongak, Sandra Eyegetok and the Kitikmeot Elders
4to. pp. 208. maps, colour & b/w illustrations. bibliography. index. paperback wrs. Ikaliktuuttiak, Nunavit: Tuku and Nogak Project, .
ISBN-10: 0968963609 / ISBN-13: 9780968963609
Caribou have always been central to Inuit identity, subsistence, culture, and tradition. From 1996 through 2001, the Tuktu and Nogak Project brought together elders, hunters, youth, and researchers to record stories about the Bathurst caribou and their calving grounds. Thunder on the Tundra is one result of that project. Based on more than 37 interviews, this chronicle provides a fascinating view into the world of caribou as understood by Inuit from the Kitikmeot region of Nunavit. In the words of the people themselves, it presents Inuit Qaujimajatunqangit (IQ), traditional knowledge for the benefit of present and future generations. 8.5x10", 208 pp., maps, b&w drawings and photographs.