Boys of Nunavut is a powerful, moving and necessary documentary about the mental health crisis taking place situated in Arviat, Nunavut. This documentary explores and demonstrates the effectiveness of land-based programs in improving mental health & wellbeing. The Young Hunters program takes at-risk youth out on the land with an experienced hunter who teaches traditional Inuit skills and knowledge to live off the land. The participants learn resilience and self-dependence and through this experience strengthen the ties to their cultural heritage and community.
Applications for this year’s Youth Peer Leadership program are now open for youth ages 19-25! 6 communities from the Qikiqtani region have been selected: Successful applicants will travel to Iqaluit for November 29- December 1, 2023. You can find more details about this program as well as the application forms at the bottom of this.
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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… “I have faced many adversities in my life. I have overcome the death of my best friend and my father,who both passed away within a year of.
Every month IIKELC is highlighting inspiring and uplifting stories from Nunavummiut across the territory. This month we are proud to celebrate Akutaq Williamson Bathory! Please enjoy her story below… “Through difficult moments in life it is important to me to recognize where I am in life and who I am supported by. This support comes.
Every month IIKELC is highlighting inspiring and uplifting stories from Nunavummiut across the territory. This month we are proud to celebrate Brittany Holm! Please enjoy her story below… “My name is Brittany Holm, I am the Mental Health Outreach and Addictions worker here in Naujaat. I have been working in this position for five years now. I.
Please enjoy these colouring pages that were developed for the Suicide prevention summit.