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.
Every month IIKELC is highlighting inspiring and uplifting stories from Nunavummiut across the territory. This month we are proud to celebrate Kendall Aknavigak! Please enjoy her story below… My name is Geela Saviakjuk and I am from Rankin Inlet. I believe leadership is about inspiring others and leading by example to reach a common goal..
Applications for this year’s Youth Peer Leadership program are now open! Youth ages 19-25 in all Qikiqtani communities can now apply for the Youth Peer Leadership Program. Successful applicants will travel to Iqaluit from November 29- December 1, 2023. You can find more details about this program as well as the application forms at the bottom.
We are honoured to announce that Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatigiit Embrace Life Council has been named a Champion of Mental Health and awarded the Best Community Organization of 2023 by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health for providing great public service to Nunavummiut experiencing mental illness. Please read the full press release below.
The theme for this year’s contest is Memories! Please see the letter (found at the bottom of this page) for contest details and how to enter. The Mental Health Art Contest is an annual contest for Nunavut residents to create art that is meaningful to themselves, to others, and that inspires wellness in our communities..
September 10th is Embrace Life Day / World Suicide Prevention Day. Every year, the Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatiigit (IIKELC) honours this day with Nunavummiut to acknowledge the lives of our loved ones and to promote life. We would like to remind you that it is important to reach out during both the good and hard times..