CEN is extremely proud to work with Kangiqsualujjuaq community member who, once again, prove their leadership by being nominated for this year Arctic Instpiartion prize! They have been mnominated ofr their project unami Sukuijainiq: A Youth Arctic Ecology Land Camp Program. You can read more information on the project on this page and on the project they are running against by following the link to the Arctic Inspiration prize page.
We wish them the best of luck!
Nunami Sukuijainiq is a land-based and hands-on science education program designed for Nunavik youth. With this project, youth from all Inuit communities in Nunavik would have the opportunity to participate in Arctic ecology land camps which focus on marine and freshwater edible resources, hydrology, entomology, contaminants, permafrost and the ecology of lakes, plants and Arctic char in rapidly changing northern environments. The project would also provide mentoring opportunities for Inuit youth already enrolled in post-secondary science programs across Inuit Nunangat. To inspire other Arctic communities and regions, short documentary films would be produced during the ecology land camps. With the participation of Elders, local experts and researchers, Nunami Sukuijainiq aims to stimulate and nurture an interest in science in Inuit youth and to help them develop valuable skills as future environmental leaders in Nunavik.
Team Leader: Eleonora Townley and Jeannie Annanak, Youth Committee Members, Kangiqsualujjuaq
Nominator: Michael Barrette, Associate Director, Renewable Resources, Environment, Lands and Parks Department, Kativik Regional GovernmentFor more information