Tony Eetak re-connects with Jordan Konek, both from Arviat, Nunavut on campus at the University of Winnipeg during the Auviqsaqtut 2022 Inuit Studies Conference earlier this month. Ten years ago, Jordan was a student with the original Nanisiniq Arviat History Project. Youth like Tony are able to learn from those past projects and experiences as they explore what it means to feel included in northern research.

Tony Eetak re-connects with Jordan Konek, both from Arviat, Nunavut on campus at the University of Winnipeg during the Inuit Studies Conference earlier this month. Ten years ago this October, Jordan was a student with the original Nanisiniq Arviat History Project. This project draws on many of those early experiences.

Today, youth like Tony are able to learn from those past community-based projects and experiences as they explore what it means to feel included in northern research.

Technologies and opportunities that did not exist then for most northern communities are now able to be explored more meaningfully, such as our digital and cultural entrepreneurship incubator pilot project made possible with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Greenhouse program.

In the coming year they’ll be connecting with and learning from a diversity of new projects, communities and exciting collaborations.

Related Reading:

The Contribution of Inuit Youth and Community-Driven Informal Educational Programs to Life-Long Learning and Perseverence
http://colloques.uqac.ca/prscpp/files/2019/04/Rahm_Tagalik_Baker_Billard_Bell_Anoee_LH%C3%A9rault_Truchon_AN.pdf

SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis: The design and development of digital return platforms for Northern Indigenous heritage
https://arcticdh.ucalgary.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Knowledgesynthesisweb.pdf

Critical Social Work: Institutional Barriers to Community-Based Research: Learning from the Nunavut, Nanivara Project
http://www1.uwindsor.ca/criticalsocialwork/InstitutionalBarriers

Cultivating a digital heritage: Social media and emerging technologies meet traditional knowledge and cultural history 
https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/society-societe/stories-histoires/story-histoire-eng.aspx?story_id=168

Arviat’s film society moves from milestone to milestone
https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/65674arviats_film_society_moves_from_milestone_to_milestone/

Nanisiniq Arviat History Project
https://nanisiniq-blog-blog.tumblr.com