The Auyuittuq National Park Place Names map project started in 2014. Parks Canada held several workshops with the Inuit Knowledge Working Group for Auyuittuq National Park from 2015-2016. Parks Canada also conducted interviews and invited additional experts to meetings. A lot of the information gathering took place in Pangnirtung and Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut. As a result of these collaborations, a new Inuktitut place names map has now been created at Parks Canada.
Several of the names on the map, still known by Inuit today, were first recorded in the 1880s.
Parks Canada was also advised by the Inuit Heritage Trust and the Auyuittuq Joint Park Management Committee.
Auyuittuq National Park is in Baffin Island’s Cumberland Peninsula.