Boys of Nunavut

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.

Mental Health & Wellness in Nunavut

A video created by Mark Aspland to raise awareness for mental health and wellness in Nunavut.
Mural Art Created by Jonathan Cruz, Celina Kalluk, and Patrick Tompson
Music by Tony Anderson – Rise (featuring Saloman Ligthelm)

Dancing Towards The Light

The community of Arviat uses a dance competition to combat high suicide rates among youth.

Kugluktuk Youth and Elders on the Land: a Documentary

Featuring hauntingly beautiful drone footage of the Canadian far North, this film documents a unique youth program that sent Inuinnaqtun youth out on the land to learn hunting, fishing, and survival skills from their elders, and deepen their connection to the land and culture they come from.

Are you feeling suicidal?

Call Kamatsiaqtut Helpline

A toll-free helpline that is anonymous, confidential, and staffed by trained volunteers. Available 24/7 in Inuktitut and English.

867-979-3333 or 1-800-265-3333

Call Kids Help Phone

Do you need help? Start a confidential conversation with a real person you can trust. Available 24/7 in English and French.

1-800-668-6868

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