Takannaaluk (English/Inuktitut) (Hardcover)

Takannaaluk (English/Inuktitut) By Herve Paniaq, Germaine Arnaktauyok (Illustrator) Cover Image

Takannaaluk (English/Inuktitut) (Hardcover)


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"Takannaaluk"" means ""the one down there""—a term used in the High Arctic to refer to the mother of sea mammals, the most important being in Inuit mythology. This unique picture book tells how she came to be both feared and respected. As a young woman, Takannaaluk is tricked into marrying a sea bird posing as a man and then betrayed by her family. Her story is brought to vivid life by respected elder Herve Paniaq and renowned artist Germaine Arnaktauyok.

Herve Paniaq is an elder from Igloolik, Nunavut.Germaine Arnaktauyok is an Inuit artist and illustrator, best known for her prints and etchings depicting Inuit myths and traditional ways of life. In 1999, she designed the special edition two-dollar coin commemorating the founding of the territory of Nunavut. She is the co-author, with Gyu Oh, of My Name Is Arnaktauyok: The Life and Art of Germaine Arnaktauyok. She lives in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Product Details ISBN: 9781772271812
ISBN-10: 1772271810
Publisher: Inhabit Media
Publication Date: November 16th, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English