Ivujivik (Nunavik)

ᐃᓄᒐᒍᓪᓕᖅ Inugagullirq project wins the Québec National Reading Award for 2023

ᐃᓄᒐᒍᓪᓕᖅ Inugagullirq

Person in charge: Nelly Duvicq
Nuvviti School
Kativik School Board

Nelly Duvicq, French teacher at Nuvviti school in Ivujivik (Nunavik), mobilized pupils in grades 5 and 6 and those in secondary 1 by reading five children's books written and produced by Montréal students. Inspired by these stories, the pupils co-created their own book based on an Inuit legend told by an elder from their village, Qumaq Mangiuk Iyaituk. The latter also introduced them to traditional linocut, a technique that the pupils used to create the illustrations for their book. In addition, a bilingual audio version (French-Inuktitut) accompanies the digital medium of their book.

This multidisciplinary project enabled pupils to enhance their cultural heritage and play the role of cultural transmitters by becoming authors and illustrators themselves. The material production of the book strengthened the commitment of the pupils and their motivation. This unifying project has highlighted the bond of trust between the Inuit community and the educational institution. He was able to create a sense of belonging, accomplishment and pride in the pupils and other people in their village.

This project is linked to research conducted by the Université du Québec à Montréal.



Photographs of the awards ceremony in Montréal, May 23rd, 2023.

Photographs by Normand Huberdeau for the Ministère de l'Éducation.

To learn about this project and the book