Northern Quebec’s Inukpajuaq: Giants of the Tundra

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 7th, 2012

Inukpajuaq translates as “Giant.” Inukjuak (Inuktitut: ᐃᓄᒃᔪᐊᒃ) is Inuktitut for “Giant.” The Inuit have another word for the tundra giants, Inukpaluk. Inuit people (Inupiat, Inuvialuit, Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut, and Kalaallit) have been known to call these creatures Tornit, but also Turnit, Sauman Kar, and Saumen Kar.

This is Louie Makimak’s photograph (below) of where the “Inukpajuaq,” the recent northern Quebec Sasquatch was seen. Here you see the hill, the lowest mountain in the middle, where the Inukpajuaq (her drawing above) was seen at 8 pm on September 29, 2012. She was there with Maggie Cruikshank Qingalik, from Akulivik, Quebec, who were picking berries. More information is being shared, slowly but surely. (Facebook)

See also past postings on this story, here, here, and here. All due credit is to be given to Jane Sponagle of CBC North in Iqaluit, who broke the story, and the brave local women (Cruikshank & Makimak) who stepped forward to tell of what they had seen.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

3 Responses to “Northern Quebec’s Inukpajuaq: Giants of the Tundra”

  1. DWA responds:

    Well, look at the country.

    I just have a hard time thinking that people would just make this stuff up. Up there, their lives aren’t like ours. They don’t have the time to sit around making things up.

    (Not to mention that we have more than a bit of arrogance, bordering on racism, thinking everything Native cultures tell us is charming stuff they just made up.)

    Look at the country.

    Would an overflight, even in the course of accomplishing something else already on the docket, to see if there’s anything interesting be such a difficult thing to ask?

  2. zpf responds:

    Beautiful photo.

  3. KPG1986 responds:

    Is this creature somehow related to the Wendigo at all?

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