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Kivalliq Health Information Service: Resources (including Inuktitut)

Indigenous Resources by Subject


Cancer Care Manitoba. AntiCancer Drug Therapy/Chemotherapy. (2011). (scroll down for Inuktitut)

Cancer Care Manitoba. Radiation Therapy. (2011). (scroll down for Inuktitut)

Cancer Care Manitoba. Managing Symptoms & Side Effects. (2011). (Inuktitut available in some sections)

Cancer Care Manitoba. Helpful Resources: Patient Pathway Diagrams. (2011). (Link for Inuktitut translation)

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. The Truth of It Video Series. (Some videos in Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun and French)

ITK. Inuit & Cancer: Fact Sheets. (2009).

Pauktuutit. Kaggutiq Inuit Cancer Glossary.

Community Services

Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre. Who can help me when I need it? (2018). (EnglishInuktitut)


Nunavut Tunngavik. Annual Reports on the State of Inuit Culture. (1995-2015). (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, French) (language drop-down in upper right corner)


Canadian Diabetes Association. Diabetes in the Aboriginal Community. (2011). (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun)

Government of Canada. Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide - First Nations, Inuit and Métis. (2007). (Inuktitut)

ITK. Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative: Inuit Diabetes Network Bulletin. (2016).

ITK. Inuit Diabetes Network Bingo. (2013). (Nunavut Syllabic, Nunavik syllabics, Nunatsiavut, Inuinnaqtun)

NAHO. Maintaining Control: Managing Your Type 2 Diabetes. (2011).

NCCAH. The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes among First Nations and considerations for prevention. (2019).


Inuktitut Tusaalanga

Inuktitut Ilinniaqta (a community led Inuktitut learning resource for the Qikiqtaaluk region)

Drugs & Alcohol

Ajunnginiq Centre.Alcohol and Your Body: Fact Sheet. (2006). (Inuktitut)

Ajunnginiq Centre. Crystal Methamphetamine: Fact Sheet. (2008). (Inuktitut)

Ajunnginiq Centre. Ideas for Safer Drinking: Fact Sheet.(2007). (Inuktitut)

NAHO. Alcohol abuse: simple assessment tests. (2006). (Inuktitut)

NAHO. Risks of Using Crack Cocaine: Fact Sheet. (2009). (Inuktitut)

NAHO. Safe Use of Prescription Drugs: Fact Sheet. (2008). (Inuktitut)

NAHO. Types of Alcohol Problems: Fact Sheet. (2006). (Inuktitut)


NAHO. Interviewing Elders Guidelines. (2009).

Environment and Health

2016 to 2023 Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement: For National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sancutaries in the Nunavut Settlement Area. (2017).

Health Canada. Water quality reports and publications.

ITK. Inuit Environmental Health Guides.  (2014). (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, Inuvialuktun, Inuttitut, French)

ITK. Inuit priorities for Canada's Climate Strategy. (2016). (French, Inuktitut)

ITK. Unikkaaqatigiit: Perspectives from Inuit in Canada. (2005). (Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuttitut, Inuvialuktun, English, French)

NAHO. Arctic Biodiversity and Inuit Health.(2010).

NCCAH. The United Nations sustainable development goals and Indigenous Peoples in Canada. (2018).

Qaujigiartiit. Climate Change and Health Community Photovoice Research Project. (2010). (EnglishInuktitut)

Qaujigiartiit. Exploring Health-Related Indicators of Climate Change in Nunavut. (2015). (English, Inuktitut)

Statistics Canada. Inuit in Canada: Findings from the Aboriginal Peoples Survey - Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic.

Family Violence

Pauktuutit. Applying Inuit Cultural Approaches in the Prevention of Family Violence and Abuse. (2005). (Inuktitut)

Pauktuutit. Family Violence Prevention Publications.

Pauktuutit. An Inuit Elder and Youth Workshop Model. (2011). (Inuktitut at the end of the english document)

Pauktuutit. National Strategy to Prevent Abuse in Inuit Communities and Sharing Knowledge, Sharing Wisdom. (2006). (Inuktitut)

Pauktuutit. On-the-Land Workshop Model for Inuit Women. (2011). (Inuktitut at the end of the english document)

Pauktuutit. Research Report: Applying Inuit Cultural Approaches in the Prevention of Family Violence. (2005). (Inuktitut)

Qaujigiartiit. Family Violence in Nunavut: A Scoping Review. (2019). (English, Inuktitut)


Paukuutit. Hepatitis C: Making Sense of Your Diagnosis. (2013). (Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, Inuinaqtun, Nunavut)

Paukuutit. Getting Ready for Hepatitis C Treatment: A Guide. (2013). (Inuinnaqtun, Nunatsiavut, Nunavik)

Paukuutit. Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis C. (2013). (Inuinnaqtun, Nunatsiavut, Nunavut, Nunavik)

Paukuutit. What is Hepatitis C? (2013). (Nunatsiavut, Inuktitut, Nunavik, Inuinaqtun)

Paukuutit. Tests Used for Diagnosing Hepatitis C.(2013). (Inuinnaqtun, Nunatsiavut, Nunavut, Nunavik)

Paukuutit. Inuit Five-Year Strategic Plan Hepatitis-C 2013-2018. (2013). (Inoenaktun, French, Nunatsiavut, Nunavut, Nunavik)


ITK. Inuit Nunangat Housing Strategy. (2019). (Inuktitut, French)


Health Canada. Vaccinations for First Nations and Inuit. (2020).

Injury Prevention

Pauktuutit. Inuit Injury Prevention Practices.  (2004). (Inuktitut)

Workers’ Compensation Board Northwest Territories & Nunavut. WSCC Policy Manual. (Updated Dec 2018).

Land Claims

Government of Canada. Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act. (1993).

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Nunavut - Final Agreements and Related Implementation Matters. (updated 2017).

Nunavut Tunngavik. Publications:Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun)

Literacy, Language, and Lifelong Learning

Ajunnginiq Centre. Literacy and Health: The Importance of Higher-level Literacy Skills: A Discussion Paper for Inuit Communities. (2006).(Inuktitut)

Canadian Council on Learning. Inuit holistic lifelong learning model.  (2007). (Inuktitut)

Inuktut Tusaalanga. (Learn the Inuit Language)

NCCIH. Webinar: Indigenous Languages. (2019).

Pinnguaq. Syllabic translator.  (replace any Inuktitut syllabics with Roman orthography on websites visited)

Pinnguaq. Uqalimaarluk. (Inuktitut storytelling app, popular children's literature in Inuktitut)

Piruvik. Pirurvik Centre for language, culture and wellbeing-Programs. (Inuktitut)

Maternal Child Health

NAHO. What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?: Fact Sheet. (2008). (Inuktitut)

Nunavut Dept of Health. Nunavut Maternal and newborn health care strategy 2009-2014.

Mental Wellness

Health Canada. Coping with emotional reactions. (2013).

Inuusittiaringniq. Mental Wellness. (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, French)

NAHO. Resilience: Coping with Life's Problems Fact Sheet. (2008). (Inuktitut)

NAHO. Resilience: overcoming challenges and moving on positively. (2007). (Inuktitut)

NAHO. What is Mental Illness? (2006). (Inuktitut)

Qaujigiartiit. Child and Youth Mental Health and Wellness. (Inuktitut)

Nutrition and Traditional Foods

Government of Canada. Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide - First Nations, Inuit and Metis. (Inuktitut)

Government of Canada. Update on Nutrition Surveys in Isolated Northern Communities. (2002).

Government of NWT. Traditional Food Fact Series. (2014).

Government of NWT. Food and Nutrition.

Health Canada. Canadian Nutrient File.

Inuusittiaringniq. Healthy Eating. (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, French)

Nunavut Department of Health. Nunavut Food Guide. (French, Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun)

Nunavut Dept. of Health. Healthy Living. (French, Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun)

Nunavut Dept of Health. Nutrition in Nunavut: A Framework for Action. (2007).

Nunavut Food Security Coalition. Nunavut Food Security Strategy and Action Plan (2014-2016).(2014). (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, French)

Oral Health

Health Canada. Inuit Oral Health Survey Report 2008-2009. (2011).

ITK. Healthy teeth, healthy lives: Inuit Oral Health Action Plan 2013. (2013).

ITK. Oral health activity sheets. (2015). (French, Inuktitut)

NCCAH. Early childhood tooth decay. (2013).

Nunavut Smiles. (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, French)

Patient Resources

Government of Nunavut. Patient Translation Guide. (2012). (Inuktitut)


Qaujigiartiit. Parenting Program for Nunavummiut. (2015).

Qaujigiartiit. Inunnguiniq Info Sheet. (2014). (Inuktitut)

Reports on Inuit Health

Government of Canada. Health Status of Canadians 2016. (2016). (English)

Government of Nunavut.Department of Health Annual Report 2016-2017. (2016).

Health Canada. Inuit Oral Health Survey Report 2008-2009. (2011). (English)

ITK. 2011-2021 Inuit Health Human Resources Framework & Action Plan. (2011). (Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, French)

ITK. Health Indicators of Inuit Nunangat within the Canadian Context.  (2010). (Inuktitut)

Statistics Canada. Inuit in Canada: Findings from the Aboriginal Peoples Survey - Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic. (English)


Government of Nunavut. Seniors' Information Handbook. (2017).

Sexual Health

Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network.

Canadian Health Association. Discussing sexual health, substance use and STBBIs: A guide for service providers. (2017).

I Respect Myself. (FrenchInuktitut)

Nunavut Dept of Health. Nunavut Sexual Health Framework for Action. (2012).

Pauktuutit. Inuit Five Year Strategic Plan on Sexual Health 2010-2015. (2010).

Pauktuutit. Tukisiviit / Do you understand? (2016). (Inuktitut)

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.My First Pelvic Exam. (2011). (Inuktitut)

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. All About STI's.  (2011). (Inuktitut)

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. My First Contraception and STI Exam. (2011) (Inuktitut)

Smoking and Health

NAHO. Inuit Tobacco Free Network. (2010).

Government of Nunavut. Tobacco Reduction Framework for Action (2011-2016). (2011).

Speech & Language

Government of Alberta. Talk Box.

Women's Health

Haeley G, Meadows L. Inuit Women's Health in Nunavut, Canada: a Review of the Literature.  (2007).

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