A bilingual story in Inuktitut and English, Angutiup ânguanga / Anguti’s Amulet is a story based on an Inuit archaeological site located along the central coast of Labrador that was occupied sometime between AD 1720 and AD 1750.
Itjasualigijet KamajiKatlutik Prâvinsiup suliaKaffinganit – Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, ikajuttiKatlutik Prâvinsiup PitaKautinginnit Neofulâmi Labrador-imilu, pitsiaKujitlutik itjasuattuligijinik piulitsisiaKujitlutik Kinguvatta Kimiggujatsagimmait.
Archaeological fieldwork is conducted under the auspices of the Provincial Archaeology Office, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, which, with the Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador, ensures that sites and collections are protected for future generations.
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Besides connections to Social Studies curricula, this book provides many opportunities for students to practise using visualization as a strategy to develop a deeper understanding of the life of the Inuit during the late eighteenth century. I would highly recommend this book as an effective teaching tool at multiple grade levels.-- Canadian Teacher Magazine --
Angutiup ânguanga / Anguti's Amulet is an impressive collaborative work. The simple survival story will appeal to younger children but, more importantly, its historical integrity serves as a valuable teaching tool for Native studies.-- Resource Links --
In both the English and Inuktitut languages, Anguti's Amulet shares a realistic Inuit adventure story set in early 1700's Labrador, as well as interesting archaeological details from excavating the site in the 21st Century. . . . Highly recommended for those interested in the Inuktitut language, Inuit culture, Canadian history, and archaeology. Recommended for all Canadian libraries and Grades 2–6 classrooms.-- CM Magazine --
Apart from the many fine photographs and drawings, this [second] section has an unique feature: a number of the artifacts illustrated appear in the pictures accompanying the story; the reader is asked to find which one each is in. This makes "Anguti's Amulet" a valuable teaching tool in yet another way.-- The Guardian --
Cynthia Colosimo of Forteau beautifully illustrates the story. Both Inuit and non-Inuit participants together created this wonderful award-winning book. It is a story from the past that brings relevance to the present.-- Atlantic Books Today --