Kugaaruk elder publishes third children’s book – Nunatsiaq News
May 24, 2023
‘The Little Folk’ tells tale of young Inuk boy adopted by inugarulliit
Kugaaruk elder Levi Illuitok still remembers the countless stories he was told growing up more than 70 years ago
Reached by phone last week, Illuitok, 82, said his new children’s book, The Little Folk, is the continuation of a long tradition.
The stories, he said in Inuktitut through an interpreter, came to him from his ancestors and were kept alive through telling and retelling through the generations.
His daughter-in-law, Jeannie Illuitok, who provided interpretation for the interview, said “he has lots and lots of stories” to tell.
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