Friday, November 22, 2019

Climbing barriers – Community-based pre-employment training in Nunavut

Finding work is tough for anybody, anywhere. It’s tougher if you’re young or lack experience, or if you have a visible or invisible disability,...

The Journey Forward, A Novella on Reconciliation

When We Play Our Drums, They Sing! Richard Van Camp Cover photograph by Tessa Macintosh McKellar & Martin Publishing Group, Ltd. February 2018 You’d think that in all those...

BioBlitz – Preserving the ecological integrity of treasured places

In early July, Parks Canada, a recognized leader in conservation, organized the very first BioBlitz event in Sirmilik National Park and in the community...

Preparing to teach in Nunavut

The Need for Teacher Orientation When the Government of Nunavut (GN) advertises every year for teachers to come North, it is looking for people who are...

Spring Camp – Learning Inuit Traditions

How amazing would it be to participate in an Arctic adventure for a week, to live off the land? What about learning Inuit traditions...

Discovering possibilities in Canada’s Northern mining sector

Students in Canada’s North are getting the chance to experience some unique educational programming. Mining Matters, a Canadian charitable organization focused on raising Earth...

Preserving a disappearing culture through words

“I’ll show you something really stunning. It doesn’t exist anywhere else.” Norman Hallendy types inua into his computer. Within seconds a list of words...

An Arctic Residence Concept

A paradigm shift in design Like many Inuit people, I give great credence to visions, waking dreams. They often transcend time and space pointing to...

Pirurvik

Providing ‘a place to grow’ in Pond Inlet The Pirurvik Preschool opened its doors in January 2016 and offers an Early Childhood Education (ECE) program...