The Tuktu and Nogak Project is a community driven effort to collect and share Inuit Quajimatajatuqangit or traditional ecological knowledge of caribou and calving areas in the Bathurst Inlet area of the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut, Canada.

Ecological knowledge held by Inuit elders, hunters and other community members is shared through stories that are the fabric of Inuit culture, tradition and subsistence. Within these stories are key observations that can guide community members as well as decision makers. For example, hunters and elders know where the richest hunting grounds are or how to tell when the weather is going to change. These survival tips are based on repeated observations and have been passed down from one generation to the next. The Tuktu and Nogak Project recognizes the value of Inuit contributions to better understanding caribou and celebrates the richness of Inuit Quajimajatuqangit. Through the Tuktu and Nogak Project, it is hoped that Inuit Quajimajatuqangit will be easily available to current and future generations.

 An advisory committee called the Tuktu and Nogak Board decided how the project proceeded. They determined how Inuit Quajimajatuqangit was collected and stored, and how it will be used in the future. This committee consists of elders and community members, mostly from Umingmaktuuq (Bay Chimo) and Qingauk (Bathurst Inlet), who work with a community researchers Naikak Hakongak, Sandra Eyegetok and Margo Kadlun-Jones, and a resource manager, Natasha Thorpe. Throughout the study, people from Qurluqtuq (Kugluktuk) and Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay) were consulted such that community members who used to live, hunt or trap in the Bathurst Inlet region were also included.

The idea for this project came from the Kugluktuk Angoniatit Association (KAA) in the summer of 1996. The project began one year later and finished . At the same time, the KAA is coordinating another Inuit Quajimajatuqangit effort in 2001 called the 2001 Naonayaotit Study, on behalf of the Kugluktuk Hunters and Trappers Association. Together these studies will form a unique and accessible record of Inuit ecological knowledge that can be consulted by community members and decision makers today and in the future.