Authentic Inuit Arts & Crafts
The Nunavut Community of Pangnirtung (pop. 1300) is situated at the edge of a fiord in the leeside of a mountain. Here you will find the Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts. Uqqurmiut is an Inuktitut word (pronounced oo-koo-me-oot) that means “the people of the leeside”. The Uqqurmiut Centre is an Inuit arts facility conceived and constructed more than fifteen years ago to serve the Inuit artists and the entire community of Pangnirtung. The Centre provides an effective way to present Inuit fine art and fine craft to southern markets, and this website is an extension of that idea.