Inuit Geographical Names in the Keewatin

Regions: Kivalliq Region, Nunavut

Tags: social sciences, anthropology, traditional knowledge, Inuit, place names, toponymy

Principal Investigator: Muller-Wille, Ludger (3)
Licence Number: 10043
Organization: Department of Geography, McGill University
Licenced Year(s): 1991 1990 1989
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: Linna Weber Muller-Wille; Julia Okatsiak; Peter Suwaksiork; Cathleen Knotsch

Objective(s): to continue to train Inuit researchers and field assistants to carry out toponymic surveys in Keewatin settlements; to carry out toponymic surveys in the communities of Rankin Inlet, Chesterfield Inlet, Baker Lake, Coral Harbour, Repulse Bay and Pangnirtun; to submit all names to the Executive Council of the Northwest Territories for approval; to publish a gazetteer, atlas and other materials relating to the study

Project Description: Dr. Muller-Wille and his team will continue to interview people in some Keewatin communities to record the oral history of the original names given to their communities. They will also train northern assistants to continue this work throughout the Keewatin.