Inuit youth from across Canada will gather in Nain, Nunatsiavut this summer for a National Inuit Youth Summit (NIYS). The Summit, to be held July 31 – August 4, 2017, provides an opportunity for Inuit youth to come together to discuss issues of mutual importance, learn leadership skills, build cultural connections and determine the priorities of the National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC). Throughout the Summit, participants have the opportunity to:
- Learn and share traditional Inuit skills, knowledge, and customs.
- Develop a variety of leadership and employability skills, as well as the confidence and resilience to use these skills.
- Explore and discover areas of personal interest, skill, and capacity they might not have valued or known about.
- Find inspiration, feel empowered, and share reflections through art, written and verbal communication, and storytelling.
Application Deadline: Friday July 7, 2017 5pm EST
Traditional Inuit Knowledge Sharing Workshop
July 17-21, 2017 Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
If you are interested in learning more from Inuit elder seamstresses from across Nunavut on traditional Inuit clothing knowledge, skill; seasons of harvest and proper cuts of caribou and sea mammal skins:
For Inuit women of all ages from all across Nunavut that are interested in learning from Inuit elders:
- Program design for your community
- Knowledge of caribou clothing
- Knowledge of sealskin clothing
- Skill development
- Preserving and sharing knowledge of traditional Inuit clothing
Language of instruction and workshop will be in Inuktitut, a half day for Inuit men to learn proper cuts will be available in Q & A format (open mic).
Your travel, accommodation and per diem will be covered by KIA with funding from MITC.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Bernadette Dean at 867 645-5746 or toll free 1 800 220-6581 or via email to email@example.com
If you are interested please fill out our application form
before June 28, 2017