Gjoa Haven

Banner Photo: Gita Ljubicic

Gjoa Haven (Uqsuqtuuq)

Community contributors from Gjoa Haven have been involved in the following projects:

Photos: Gita Ljubicic, Sean Robertson

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Hamlet of Gjoa Haven

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Copies of the documents below, as well as interview, workshop, and land camp recordings, are available locally at the Nattilik Heritage Centre for local access and use.


Maps and Posters


Paquette, E., Ljubicic, G., Johnston, C. A. Okpakok, S., Mueller, D., and Montpetit, B. 2023. Seasonal Sea Ice Conditions Affect Caribou Crossing Areas Around Qikiqtaq, Nunavut: Uqsuqtuurmiut Knowledge Guides Ice Chart Analysis. Arctic, 76(1): 83-101. (https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic77149).

Ljubicic, G., Mearns, R., Okpakok, S., and Robertson, S. 2022. Nunami iliharniq (Learning from the land): Reflecting on relational accountability in land-based learning and cross-cultural research in Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven, Nunavut). Arctic Science, 8(1): 252-291. (dx.doi.org/10.1139/as-2020-0059).

Robertson, S., Okpakok, S., and Ljubicic, G. 2020. Territorializing piquhiit in Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, Canada): negotiating homeland through an Inuit normative system. Territory, Politics, Governance, online. (https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2020.1837664).

Robertson, S., and Ljubicic, G. 2019. Nunamii’luni quvianqtuq (It is a happy moment to be on the land): Feelings, freedom and the spatial political ontology of well-being in Gjoa Haven and Tikiranajuk, Nunavut. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 37, 3: 542-560. (https://doi.org/10.1177/0263775818821129).

Ljubicic, G., Okpakok, S., Robertson, S., and Mearns, R. 2018a. Uqsuqtuurmiut inuita tuktumi qaujimaningit (Inuit knowledge of caribou from Gjoa Haven, Nunavut): Collaborative research contributions to co-management efforts. Polar Record, 54, 3: 213-233. (https://doi.org/10.1017/S0032247418000372).

Ljubicic, G. J., Okpakok, S., Robertson, S., and Mearns, R. 2018b. Inuit approaches to naming and distinguishing caribou: Considering language, place, and homeland toward improved co-management. Arctic, 71, 3: 309-333. (https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic4734).

Ljubicic, G., Oberndorfer, E., and Smith, G. 2017. The Curious Case of King William Island, Nunavut: An Island Overlooked in Caribou ResearchInfoNorth essay in Arctic, 70, 1: 107-117. (https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic4638).


Paquette, E. [MSc thesis, 2020] The potential impacts of sea ice and ship traffic change to caribou sea ice crossings surrounding King William Island, Nunavut. (Carleton University).

Mearns, R. [MA thesis, 2017] Nunavut, Uqausivut, Piqqusivullu Najuqsittiarlavu (Caring for our Land, Language and Culture): The use of land camps in Inuit knowledge renewal and research. (Carleton University). (https://doi.org/10.22215/etd/2017-12150)


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