Jose Angutinggurniq on Arviligjuarmiut and the Seasonal Round in Uqalurait (2004)

[The people here are] called Arviligjuarmiut because Inuit used to live and travel around this area ... Once they moved to a certain location they became part of the group from that place. If they moved to Ittuaqturvik they were called Ittuaqturvingmiut ... We [who lived at Sini] are Sinimiut. The people that lived around Ki'liit, just before Talurjuaq, are Ki'limiut ... At the river up here the people were called Kuugaarjungmiut: that's because we're right at the mouth of the river. And the combination of all these, including the ocean, used to be called Arviligjuarmiut ... People used to travel back and forth. They did not stay in one place. People who move into this area would be called Arviligjuarmiut. If they were originally from elsewhere - like Aivilik - and moved here, they would now be called Arviligjuarmiut, instead of Aivilingmiut.

Jose Angutingurniq, JB

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About this document ...

  • Written by: John Bennett and Susan Rowley
  • Published in: Uqalurait: An Oral History of Nunavut
  • Published by: McGill-Queen's University Press
  • Place: Montreal and Kingston
  • Date: 2004
  • Page(s): 360
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