Are you interested in learning about Inuit Heritage and Culture? Are you over 18 years old and reside in one of Nunavut’s communities? Register today to be a student at Nunavut’s own Piqqusilirivvik Cultural Learning Centre!
Nunatta Campus often holds staff country food days once a month and sometimes more times in a month, depending on the successful hunts of our family. Today, we had maktaaq that was caught by my brother in-law in Clyde River, and we also had shrimps that Josie's son had brought back from the shrimp boat he works on.
From bird banding and laboratory technology, to mapping, traditional knowledge and environmental science, summer research seasons in Nunavut are filled with opportunities for students from a variety of fields and levels to combine learning outside the classroom with the adventures of a lifetime.
Join us this week as we meet some of the many youth researchers working and learning as members on the many research projects that take place all across Nunavut every summer. Today we meet the students of the Arviat Wellness Media Team.
Premier Eva Aariak had an opportunity to sit down with young leaders from across the North to discuss issues important to them on Saturday, April 28, in Iqaluit. Global Vision, a not for profit organization, brought together the young leaders to participate in a Global Leadership Centre. For those who could not attend, Premier Aariak's speech can be found here.
I have been homesick a lot of times here in Peru, times when I just feel like quitting and going home because I miss my family and friends. But what keeps me going is how I notice myself one more time stronger when I challenge myself.
Yesterday, we were climbing a mountain here in Palca, Peru and a lot of times we felt like quitting because the mountain kept getting higher and higher as we were going up. But what kept us going is our teamwork and hope to reach the top.
We made it to the top and I felt like a million dollars because it was beautiful up there and more importantly even when our supervisors felt like quitting we kept going and supported each other.
We invite you to share your ideas or projects about supporting First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners succeed.
Sheila Watt-Cloutier, an Inuk climate change advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, will give a public lecture on the human dimensions of climate change Tuesday, 29 November 2011 at 7:00 p.m. EST. The lecture will be held in Convocation Hall at Mount Allison University (Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada) but will also be broadcast online.
Entitled 'Not the Time to COP Out,' the lecture will mark the second day of the international United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP-17) climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa.
In addition to the local event in New Brunswick, the lecture will be broadcast live over the internet on IsumaTV, an indigenous-focused multi-media website. Communities across Canada and the world are encouraged to organize screenings. These satellite events can tune in (at http://www.isuma.tv or via Skype address isumatvwebcaster) live to Mount Allison University to ask questions.
Tune in - Tuesday November 29 at 7:00 (Eastern Time)!
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Young Inuit researchers from the Nanisiniq: Arviat History Project will be presenting on climate change and social health at the 17th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa from November 28- December 9, 2011. The group is partnering with the Canadian Youth Delegation to attend COP17. We have been collecting information from our Elders about climate change. We will use that information to present climate change from an Inuit perspective.
The group is very excited to be going because we will attend the COP17 with people from all over the world and have a chance to show the world how climate change is affecting Inuit. The Nanisiniq group is currently approaching other organizations about fundraising for the trip and is looking forward to hearing some good news because this opportunity will give Inuit a chance to have a say regarding climate change and social health.
Mutna to the Canadian Youth Delegation for partnering with our group and making the first contribution to our trip.
Also, much thanks to First Air for their recent contribution to our travel expenses!
A delegation of Nunavut Inuit travelled from Canada’s Arctic to the South American islands of Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina last month. The three-day health conference, funded by the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), saw indigenous representatives from some of the most northern and southern communities in the world coming together to share their knowledge.
This year, Nunavut Arctic College welcomed Saami student Vera Eriksen to Kivalliq Campus in Rankin Inlet. She’s visiting Nunavut this year through the University of the Arctic’s North2North student exchange program.