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Qaggiavuut Nunavut Performing Arts

Qaggiavuut is a Nunavut based non-profit organization that delivers performing arts training and produces Inuit performing arts aimed at decolonizing and teaching Inuit traditional values.

Qaggiavuut is a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen and advocate for Nunavut’s performing artists through professional arts training. They offer a variety of training programs, produce professional performances, and collaborate with other organizations to deliver programs. They are focused on creating arts partnerships, arts education, creating Inuit performing arts work, and developing an Inuit performing arts pedagogy. The objectives of their programs are to decolonize and teach Inuit traditional values through performing arts. Since April 2016 they have delivered programming to support more than 300 Inuit performing artists and 5000 Nunavut children and youth.

Annapolis Valley First Nation School – Kyle Simon

Kyle Simon, a student at Annapolis Valley First Nation School, discusses the ways in which the school has helped him succeed.

Kyle Simon, a student at Annapolis Valley First Nation School, discusses the ways in which the school has helped him succeed.

First Nations Technical Institute

First Nations owned and operated post-secondary education institution.

First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI) is a First Nation owned and governed educational institute specializing in applying Indigenous knowledge to both formal and informal learning experiences. Many of our programs and services are delivered at locations across Ontario. For more than 30 years, FNTI has played an essential role in making post-secondary education relevant for Indigenous students and communities. We work closely with our partners to build unique, cutting-edge Indigenous learning experiences and environments.

Nunavut Sivuniksavut

Inuit educational and cultural institution

Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS) is a silattuqsarvik (Inuktitut for “a place and time to become wise”), dedicated to providing Inuit youth with unique cultural and academic learning experiences that will allow them to develop the knowledge, skills and positive attitudes needed to contribute to the building of Nunavut. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, the school gives urban Inuit a place to learn and prepare for other post-secondary or professional opportunities. 

To learn more, visit: https://www.nunavutsivuniksavut.ca/about-us.

Lizz Nootchtai – Land Based Healing

Land based healing models, teaching culture and Anishnawbek knowledge, worldview, ways of being, ceremony. This program is offered on demand, Lizz makes herself available because this is her role and responsibility.

Land based healing models, teaching culture and Anishnawbek knowledge, worldview, ways of being, ceremony. This program is offered on demand, Lizz makes herself available because this is her role and responsibility.

Mary Jane Fraser – Teaching Culture, History and Music: The Story Knowledge of Creation

To teach culture, history and music. To have access to what could be considered a privilege offered at the library, pow-wow grounds, school settings and at the band office, throughout the year. All community members can access the programs, in and around the City of Greater Sudbury. Mary also offers translation services as well. Mary […]

To teach culture, history and music. To have access to what could be considered a privilege offered at the library, pow-wow grounds, school settings and at the band office, throughout the year. All community members can access the programs, in and around the City of Greater Sudbury. Mary also offers translation services as well. Mary has a four year project offering story knowledge of Creation in partnership with Sudbury Symphony Proponent for Native content in libraries. Where there is a designated section.

Makimautiksat – Qaujigiaqtiit Health Research

Makimautiksat is an evidence-based youth camp that aims to equip Nunavut youth with critical life skills and knowledge that fosters positive mental health and wellness.

The Makimautiksat camp was designed by Nunavummiut for Nunavut youth. Makimautiksat is an Inuktitut word that can be interpreted as “building a solid foundation within oneself”. Click here for more information about Makimautiksat. 

Iqaluit Music Society – Access to Music Education

The Iqaluit Music Society creates access to music education through various music camps that include Inuit traditional music as well as contemporary music education.

Darlene Nuqingaq has been a long time educator and member of the Iqaluit Music Society. Here, she talks about the society’s work in creating access to music education through various music camps that include Inuit traditional music as well as contemporary music education. The society’s goal is to provide music education opportunities to all who desire it. Some participants in these programs have moved on to become teachers in the camps themselves.

Nunavut Arctic College – Piqqusilirivvik – Baker Lake

Piqqusilirivvik is a cultural education centre that delivers various courses about Inuit culture to community members.

The Piqqusilirivvik centre is located in Clyde River with satellite programs in Baker Lake and Igloolik. Here, coordinator Silas Arngna’naaq talks about the different courses they offer in Baker Lake. Baker Lake is in the region of the caribou Inuit and is the only inland settlement in Nunavut. Silas talks about the variety of cultural skills that are taught within the program such as: traditional tool making, Iglu building, caribou skin preparation, fox trapping, caribou hunting, and fishing through the ice.

Inuktitut Ilinniarniq with Madeline Ivalu

Iglulik Elder, Madeline Ivalu, is a Canadian filmmaker, actor, and performing arts educator for traditional Inuit arts. Ivalu discusses her experience and thoughts about teaching Inuit culture.

Madeline Ivalu is an Iglulik elder who has also been a Canadian filmmaker, actor and performing arts educator for traditional Inuit arts. She has been in Inuit films such as Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001), The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006), and Before Tomorrow (2008).

Ivalu talks about her experience and thoughts about teaching Inuit culture. She believes that her generation of Elders are the last to have lived a traditional Inuit life and that this wisdom is important to pass on to future generations.