Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami


Inuktitut Magazine

Inuktitut is a cultural magazine that has served Inuit and Canadians for over 40 years, providing a journal of Inuit language, culture and tradition. Inuktitut is published twice annually in English, French, Inuktitut syllabics and Inuktitut roman orthography. The magazine is valuable to the Inuit of Canada, who, until last century, kept their histories alive mainly through oral storytelling and example. With the advent of modern technology, the art of storytelling is not as widely used, and periodicals such as Inuktitut have helped to sustain Inuit history and tradition by publishing the stories of Inuit Elders, and other cultural material.

Inuktitut's editorial content includes archival photographs, personal stories, legends, and traditional family values. Inuktitut researches various archives around the world to access photographs and articles compiled by southern explorers and settlers who have experienced the Arctic. These photos are cherished by thousands of Inuit, who would otherwise have no visual images of what their ancestors looked like, even a generation ago.