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Explore The World of Inuit Mythology

15 Minutes
Taya Sharman

Taya Sharman

About the Author

Taya is Pinnguaq’s Marketing and Communications Lead, also managing Pinnguaq’s day-to-day social media. She is a graduate of Durham College, where she received an advanced diploma in Music Business Management. Taya has previously worked with emerging artists and small businesses in helping them brand and develop an online presence. When she’s not online, she enjoys listening to music on vinyl and playing old school Mario Kart.

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She started off attending Pinnguaq’s ‘Code Clubs’ and now she’s developed her own game! Introducing Pangnirtung’s own, Talia Metuq’s creation,
‘Inuit Uppirijatuqangit’

Dive into the world of Inuit mythology with the game ‘Inuit Uppirijatuqangit’, produced by Pinnguaq and developed by Talia Metuq of Pangnirtung, Nunavut. The game that explores the entertaining and enlightening Inuit Mythologies that have been passed down by elders through generations. Mythical stories that reflect themes of spirituality, discipline, respect and prosperity. Download available for PC through in both English and Inuktitut.

Begin exploring the world of Inuit Mythology, today!

Screenshot of an Inuit Myth found in the ‘Night’ map.
“Don’t whistle at the Northern Lights or they will take your head off and play with it like a ball’

You are immersed in 4 unique areas of an Inuit community. You travel through the northern terrains, uncovering hidden objects that reveal real Inuit Myths. Players will be able to navigate through the map to select their location and click on characters to unveil all of the myths, throughout the game. Players also have access to their ‘inventory’ of myths to see if they’ve uncovered all of the hidden objects. Players will be sure to enjoy the challenge of having to find each myth while learning about the Inuit culture’s enriched stories.

different types of terrain in Inuit mythology

“The idea of creating the game was learning how our ancestors disciplined their children with stories. I’m hoping to have people learn the stories that I’ve learned in my high school years.”

Talia Metuq – Game Creator & Developer

The concept of the game was created and written by Pinnguaq’s own, Talia Metuq. Talia wanted to develop a game that invited users to learn the traditional stories of Inuit culture while creating a mode of preservation. Talia’s journey is a special one to us. Talia started off as one of our first ‘Code Club’ students. She went from attending Code Club to the Vancouver College of Art and Design in BC and has now been with Pinnguaq for 3 years developing curriculum and contributes to all major Pinnguaq projects. She is the inspiration behind Pinnguaq’s mission- her journey embodies the ideology behind Pinnguaq’s Life Cycle (Education, Resources, Mentorship, Employment, Production &Advocacy).

We hope you enjoy!

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