THE CALL OF THE NORTH
Located in Inukjuak, on the eastern shore of Hudson Bay, the Daniel Weetaluktuk Museum, named for the first Inuit archaeologist in Nunavik, has been working to conserve and promote Inuit culture and language since 1992. It displays works of art and over 200 archaeological and historical artifacts depicting the rich culture of the North stretching back thousands of years. . It's a unique experience, and a chance to see Inuit culture from the inside!
On the ground floor of the Museum, a circular room houses the Takunnatauninga ilirsusivut takunnagusitigut/Our Culture as We See it permanent exhibition. There you can admire magnificent Inuit items both old and new, displayed in their original cultural context: soapstone sculptures, drawings, traditional clothing, handcrafted figurines and tools and more. There are also temporary exhibitions.
The domed ceiling of the mezzanine recalls the inside of an igloo, those ingenious structures made of blocks of snow piled in a spiral that Inukjuak people used to build.
The Museum is a place for gathering and sharing, set in the heart of the Inukjuak community, and offers guided tours and presentations for visitors and groups. Workshops on sewing and basketmaking and other traditional techniques are also organized from time to time. Just ask!
the Inukjuak jewellery studio is located not far from the Museum. Its jewellers work mainly in silver, incorporating polished local stones or bits of organic material – caribou antler, whale baleen, feathers or walrus ivory – in their pieces. Reserve a visit and meet these artists inspired by oral traditions. It’s a chance to find some true Northern gems!
Daniel Weetaluktuk Museum
Inukjuak (Quebec) | J0M 1M0
T 819 254-8277