Inuit Geographical Names in the Keewatin

Regions: Kivalliq Region, Nunavut

Tags: social sciences, traditional knowledge, oral history, place names, toponymy

Principal Investigator: Rundstrom, Robert A. (1)
Licence Number: 9045
Organization: George Mason University; McGill University
Licensed Year(s): 1991 1990 1989
Issued: Jan 01, 1989
Project Team: David Owangayak; Linna Weber Muller-Wille; 3 assistants Dr. Ludger Weber Muller-Wille is the Project Director

Objective(s): to train Inuit researchers and field assistants to carry out toponymic surveys in Keewatin settlements; to cary out toponymic surveys in the communities of Arviat, Whale Cove, Baker Lake and Rankin Inlet; to submit all names to the Executive Council of th

Project Description: Dr. Rundstrom and his team will 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.