Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers created Katilvik in 2006 as a virtual resource centre for those passionate about Inuit Art. We are proud to launch an even better Katilvik, now encompassing Canadian Indigenous Art.
Katilvik: a place to discover, learn and research unique works of art and the artists who create them.
And this is just the start. Our goal is to make this website as dynamic as the art forms it encompasses. Continuous development, content updates and new contributions will ensure you find something new and informative every time you visit.
The majority of Canada's Inuit population lives in 51 communities spread across the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (Northwest Territories), Nunavut, Nunavik (Northern Quebec), and Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador). These regions in Canada, collectively known as Inuit Nunangat, encompass 35% of Canada’s landmass and 50% of its coastline, including land, water, and ice.
Following the signing of the Nunavut Agreement in 1999, many communities began to officially reclaim their original Inuit names.
This map of Inuit regions reflects Statistics Canada data‚ geographic reference date (January 1, 2006).