Tuesday, March 6 from 6–9 p.m.
Astro Theatre in Iqaluit, Nunavut
Part of the Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake) NFB Indigenous Cinema on Tour
This FREE screening is in partnership with APTN and in collaboration with the Embrace Life Council.
In this feature-length documentary, 8 Inuit teens with cameras offer a vibrant and contemporary view of life in Canada’s North. They also use their newly acquired film skills to confront a broad range of issues, from the widening communication gap between youth and their elders to the loss of their peers to suicide. In Inuktitut with English subtitles.
By: Mila Aung-Thwin, Daniel Cross, Bobby Echalook, Brett Gaylor, Sarah Idlout, Laura Iqaluk, Linus Kasudluak, Willia Ningeok, Caroline Ningiuk, Dora Ohaituk, Rita-Lucy Ohaituk (2004 | 54 min)
Followed by a Q&A with Asinnajaq.
To learn more about the Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake) tour, or to find the next free screening, visit the Wide Awake Website.
Acudetox Training / Auricular Acu-Technician Training Feb. 8 – 10, 2023
Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatagiit Embrace Life Council is thrilled to announce an upcoming Auricular Acu-Technician Training through the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture from February 8th-10th in Iqaluit, Nunavut. This training is free and available to anyone in Iqaluit who is a frontline worker in the field of mental health.
2022 Peer Leadership Program Recap
Ten youth from across the Kivalliq region and two youth from Iqaluit spent a week in Iqaluit to attend workshops during IIKELC’s Peer Leadership Program. The youth spent time with special guest speaker Don Burnstick, who facilitated talking circles on a range of topics including Indigenous community healing, sober living and healthy lifestyles, and cyber.
2022 Mental Health Art Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s annual Mental Health Art Contest! We received many beautiful and diverse entries from all over the territory in a multitude of mediums, including poetry, drawings, paintings, reels, photography, and sewing. Thank you to everyone who participated! If you are a winner we will reach out to you directly.
IIKELC Mental Health Art Contest 2022
IIKELC is happy to announce our annual Mental Health Art Contest for 2022! Please see below for information, how to enter, prizes and deadlines. We are looking forward to seeing your contributions!
Intro to Sewing with Sewing Machines
Introduction to sewing with sewing machines – for Iqaluit youth ages 13-18 and 19-25.
Self-Care and Creative Alternatives to Drugs and Alcohol
An after-school program for Iqaluit youth, offering information about self-care and healthy coping mechanisms. Snacks, taxi vouchers and self-care goodies included!