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Learn about Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit with Spencer the Siksik!

Learn about Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit with Spencer the Siksik!

Inhabit Education Books is proud to add a new series to our catalogue: Spencer the Siksik! Read on to learn about this exciting collection of books and how they can be used to introduce readers to Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles.

Introducing: Spencer the Siksik!
Spencer the Siksik is imaginative, creative, caring, and full of energy. He loves playing outside with his best friend Gary the Snow Goose and spending time with his family, especially his grandmother. He's always learning new lessons about how to be a good member of his community.

Authors Nadia Sammurtok and Shawna Thomson developed this series to introduce young readers to the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles in a fun, accessible way. Each book in this series follows Spencer the Siksik as he learns about one of the IQ principles.
Spencer the Siksik and Gary the Snow Goose

What are the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles?The Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) principles are a set of Inuit beliefs, values, and communal rules focused on living a good life and the ways one is expected to behave. Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit literally translates to “that which Inuit have always known to be true.” The eight guiding principles of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit are:
  • Tunnganarniq: Being welcoming
  • Inuuqatigiitsiarniq: Respecting others, relationships, and caring for people
  • Qanuqtuurniq: Being innovative and resourceful
  • Pijitsirniq: Serving others
  • Aajiqatigiinniq: Consensus decision-making
  • Pilimmaksarniq: Development of skills
  • Avatittinnik Kamatsiarniq: Respecting the land, animals, and environment
  • Piliriqatigiinniq: Working together for a common cause

Explore the series!
Spencer the Siksik series
There are two titles currently available in the Spencer the Siksik series with more coming soon! Stay tuned for release dates for more titles in this unique series.

⭐️ Spencer the Siksik Makes a New Friend
⭐️ Spencer the Siksik Helps His Friend
⭐️ Spencer the Siksik Solves a Problem (COMING JULY 2022)

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