Inuuhiqput

“Akiharahuaqtunut mitqulingnit ilaani nalunaittiartaunngittut. Tautukhimaittut ilanga unipkaarut. Ilaani ningakpaktunga qanuq ayuqhautiyaatigut. Uiga angunahuanguuvlu. Ikayuinnaraatigut kayuhiriangani nattirnit. Inuuhiriyaqqut taamna.” 

– Monica Ell, Iqaluit, Nunavut

Qangalikiaq alraangumi, Inuit pitquhiita inuuhingit aallannguqpalliavluni ingilraraapaqaaqhutik tadja nutqaqhimainnaqhutik iglumiunginnaqhutik nunallaami, uqquuhiunirmi niqillu akyaqtauvakhutik Kaanatam pingangnamit. Niuvirviit aallatqiiknik niqiqaqhutik, kihimi ilainnaa, akituvallaaqhutik haffuminga “niqainnarnit” niqit Inuinnait niqannariyait. Huli nattiq niriyaunginnaqtaat ublumimut niqitqiyauvlunilu. Inuit angunahuayuktait haffumingat tiritqulgit nattiit Nunavunmi atuqtauraaqpakhuni ikittumik ilagiiktuni-hulilukaaq. Hamna maikharvigiyauvagaat niqinit, mainly aannuraaliuriangani hanauyaliurianganilu ikayuutauvluni atauhiq Miiliannik, ukiuraalungmi, Nunavutiup manikhaqarniriyauyunut.

Hamna akikhaa ikaliutiyuq himmauhiqattaqhutik niqinut tunngavianit (“qablunaarmiuttanik” niqingi) uumingalu himmauhirpagait manikhaliurnirnut ikayuutikhait adjiliurnirnut haffuminga ukiuraalungnit anngutikhatigut tallimanit aktuumaqarniqhuni.

Hamna maniliurtaat alraarutauvluni niuviakhainit nattiit amianit ikayuutauvluni angunahuartunut, akituvallaaqpakhunilu ingilragiangani. Nunaqatigiiktumi inuuhiat taihiniqaqtuq akituryuagpakhuni aulaarutikhainiklu ungahiktumut nattiqhiurnahuaraangat.

Inuit huli angunahuayuktut nattirnit niqikhamaaqhugit. Amiingilu hivullirmi angilrautiqaalutik kamiliuriangani (inuit pitquhiit kamiit) aannuraakhamut hanauyarnirnut. Amiit amiakkut himmauhivagait.

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