Additional information


Father Guy Mary-Rousselière


ISBN: 978-1-897568-03-3

Inuktitut ISBN

Inuktitut ISBN: 978-1-897568-04-0

Publish Date



6" x 9"

# of Pages

360 pages

Print format

Trade paperback

Contact us to order

The Ethnographic Recordings of Inuit Oral Traditions

Through the power of human memory and story-telling language, you are invited to step back in time to absorb the songs, narratives, and mythology of recently passed generations of Inuit as recorded by Father Guy Mary-Rousselière. Father Mary-Rousselière came to the Canadian Arctic in 1938 as a missionary priest and fell in love with Inuit culture. He learned the language and recorded the oral traditions of the people he met from the 1940s to the early 1970s.

This absorbing book contains narratives recorded by Father Mary-Rousselière from the Kitikmeot, Kivalliq, and Qikiqtaaluk regions of Nunavut, accompanied by photographs taken by Father Mary-Rousselière and his colleagues.