SURUSIRNUT INNGIUSIIT - ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐃᙱᐅᓰᑦ - Songs for Children

Qaggiavuut is thrilled to present a new interactive website to share original Inuktut children’s songs.

The songs were researched and filmed over 3 years and feature knowledge keepers from all Nunavut regions. Original art was illustrated by Tooma Laisa that kids can colour as they sing along.The Surusirnut Inngiusiit App is one of the ways Qaggiavuut honours and maintains the Nunavut performing arts at risk.

Click on the image below to check out our interactive website!

Over 60 Inuktut songs from all regions of Nunavut were documented in video and accompanied by a colouring songbook.

Illustrated by Tooma Laisa - ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᖅᑐᖅ ᑑᒪ ᓚᐃᓴ
Transcribed by Rhoda Ungalaq and Julia Ogina - ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑐᖅ ᕉᑕ ᐅᖔᓛᖅ, ᔫᓕᐊ ᐅᒋᓇ

Download Songs for Children (PDF Full Colour)

Download Songs for Children (PDF Black and White)

Visit our YouTube to see the Video Playlist of Songs for Children

JOIN US AND SING ALONG - ᐃᙱᖃᑎᒋᓯᙵ: Natsingat - ᓇᑦᓯᖓᑦ

When you are playing this game, repeat this song, faster and faster, you stop when someone makes a mistake.

ᓇᑦᓯᖓ, ᓇᑦᓯᖓ, ᓇᑦᓯᐊᑦᓯᐊ, ᓇᑦᓯᐊᑦᓯᐊᖅ, ᐅᔾᔨᖓ, ᐅᔾᔨᖓ, ᐅᔾᔪᐊᑦᓯᐊᖅ, ᐅᔾᔪᐊᑦᓯᐊᖅ.

ᓇᑦᓯᖓ, ᓇᑦᓯᖓ, ᓇᑦᓯᐊᑦᓯᐊ, ᓇᑦᓯᐊᑦᓯᐊᖅ, ᐅᔾᔨᖓ, ᐅᔾᔨᖓ, ᐅᔾᔪᐊᑦᓯᐊᖅ, ᐅᔾᔪᐊᑦᓯᐊᖅ, ᓇᑦᓯᖓ.

Natsinga, natsinga, natsiatsia, natsiatsia, ujjinga, ujjinga, ujjuatsiaq, ujjuatsiaq.

Natsinga, natsinga, natsiatsiaq, natsiatsiaq, ujjinga, ujjinga, ujjuatsiaq, ujjuatsiaq, natsinga.

Sing Along to the videos below! 

Marjoriaq Quvianaqtuliaq and Novalinga Kingwatsiak (Kinngait, NU)

ᒪᕐᔪᕆᐊᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅᑐᓕᐊᖅ,  ᓄᕙᓕᖓ ᑎᙳᐊᑦᓯᐊᖅ

Tooma Laisa and Mary Itorcheak 

(Iqaluit, NU)

Project Credits

Videographers ᑕᕆᔭᐅᓯᐅᖅᑏᑦ
Mark Apsland ᒫᒃ ᐊᑉᔅᓛᑦ
Vincent Desrosiers ᕕᓐᓴᓐ ᑎᔅᕉᓱᔅ
Rico Manitok ᕆᑯ ᒪᓂᑐᒃ
Tristan Omik ᑐᕇᔅᑖᓐ ᐅᒥᒃ

Researchers ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑏᑦ
Mary Itorcheak
Vinnie Karetak ᕕᓂ ᑲᕆᑕᒃ
Rico Manitok ᕆᑯ ᒪᓂᑐᒃ
Annie Petaulassie ᐊᓂ ᐱᑕᐅᓚᓯ
Mary Poisey ᒥᐊᕆ ᐳᐃᓯ
Christine Tootoo ᑯᕆᔅᑏᓐ ᑑᑑ

Knowledge Keepers ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᓯᒪᔪᑦ
Meeka Arnaqquq ᒦᑲ ᐊᕐᓇᖅᑯᖅ
Doris Angohiaktok ᑐᕆᔅ ᐊᖑᕼᐃᐊᑐᒃ
Looee Arreak ᓗᐃ ᐊᕐᕆᐊᒃ
Susan Avingaq ᓲᓴᓐ ᐊᕕᖓᖅ
Novalinga Kingwatsiak ᓄᕙᓕᖓ ᑎᙳᐊᑦᓯᐊᖅ
Veronica Manilak ᕕᕈᓂᒃᑳ ᒪᓂᓚᒃ
Qaunaq Mikigak ᖃᐅᓇᖅ ᒥᑭᒐᒃ
Marjoriaq Quvianaqtuliaq ᒪᕐᔪᕆᐊᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅᑐᓕᐊᖅ
Koonoo Tootoo ᑰᓅ ᑑᑑ
Zipporah Ungalaq ᓯᐳᕋ ᐅᖓᓚᖅ

Published by Qaggiavuut 2020