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Children's Nonfiction Customs, Traditions, Anthropology

What Is Your Name?

Bilingual Inuktitut and English Edition

by (author) Kukik Kusugak, Seth Naullaq Benjamin Arreak, Panigusiq Obed & Dominic Tegeapak

illustrated by Amiel Sandland

Arvaaq Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2023
Customs, Traditions, Anthropology, New Baby, Polar Regions, Native Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2023
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5


Does your name have a story?

Kukik is named after her great grandmother. Naullaq’s name honours his uncle. Panigusiq and Tegeapak have stories behind their names, too. Naming is an important practice to Inuit. This book follows four Inuit children as they explain the meanings of their names in simple language for young children to enjoy.

Written by four Inuit children who share their own stories about how they got their names, this bilingual storybook offers a unique look into Inuit traditional naming practices.

About the authors

Kukik Kusugak lives in Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

Kukik Kusugak's profile page

Seth Naullaq Benjamin Arreak lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Seth Naullaq Benjamin Arreak's profile page

Panigusiq Obed lives in Nunavut.

Panigusiq Obed's profile page

Dominic Tegeapak lives in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

Dominic Tegeapak's profile page

Amiel Sandland is an illustrator living in the Toronto area. He studied illustration at Seneca College, eventually specializing in comic arts and character design. He has also dabbled in layout, comics, and props making. Rarely found without a pen in hand, he enjoys drawing animals, monsters, and plants.

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