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.
Arviat Research and Media projects were presented at the Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic annual workshop at the Frobisher Inn from Oct. 8-10 in Iqaluit. Social Sciences researchers came from across Canada, the United States and the circumpolar world to participate.
Staff, students and volunteers came together last night for the second annual Haunted Hallway fundraiser at the College's office in Arviat yesterday night.
Welcome to the new students of the Piqqusilirivvik Summer/Fall Program 2013. The program runs August 19 to November 30. The students spent the first 3 weeks of their program on the land, learning to build qarmat (sod houses). They will be taking a variety of hands-on, land-based, and classroom-based courses this program, including Survival Skills, Inuit History, Leadership, Hunting, Toolmaking, Skin Preparation and Sewing, and more!
This summer almost 15 Inuit youth and students in Arviat were able to work on community-based health and research projects. Their work was recently acknowledged in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut by the Hon. Daniel Shewchuk, Minister Responsible for Arctic College and the Nunavut Research Institute.
On Sept. 13, Premier and Minister of Education, the Hon. Eva Aariak congratulated the John Arnalukjuak High School Theatre and Drama Club in the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut last week for their efforts to address bullying through the performing arts. Here's her statement:
On August 7, 2013, summer students working with the Arviat Youth Wellness Media Team received some special gifts from Sony Canada while taking part in a photography workshop with professional photographers and authors Louise Abbott and Niels Jensen.