Opportunities fair

Baker Lake

A number of organizations took part in the Kivalliq Inuit Association’s (KIA) Kivalliq Community Opportunities Fair held in Baker Lake on Feb. 21.

Mary Tagalik of the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) and consultant Shane Camirand man the KIA information table at the Kivalliq Community Opportunities Fair in Baker Lake on Feb. 21. Photo courtesy of Kristof Karcza.

The fair was aimed at those looking for employment, students looking for funding and/or support, anyone looking to run a cultural program, parents looking to invest in their children’s future education and those wanting to start or extend their own business.

Among the entities scheduled to participate in the fair were the KIA, Sakku Investments, Qulliq Energy Corp., Skills Canada – Nunavut, Arctic Co-operatives, Pilimmaksaivik/CanNor and the Government of Nunavut.       

Course grads

Baker Lake

These are the three students who completed the Inspire Nunavut Entrepreneur program in Baker Lake: Buddy Mautaritnaaq; Jade Kudloo; and Robin Avaala.

Red Amautiit


The Red Amautiit project’s Inuit women’s sewing circle for families and friends of those impacted by Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be at Padlei Inns North in Arviat on March 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Organized and delivered by the Manitoba Inuit Association, the project provides a culturally sensitive way to grieve through art therapy.

The Red Amautiit project will visit all seven Kivalliq communities during its tour, which is expected to see the completion of 13 different red amautiit during the next 18 months.

Junior Canucks


These are the players selected to the Kivalliq Junior Canucks atoms team, which will compete in a major atoms tournament in Winnipeg during the coming month: Airo MacLean; Braylon Ayaruak; Connor Eetuk; Piu Piu Kusugak; Don Ikakhik; Tyler Pameolik; Robert Dion; Cooper Shimout; Charlie Benoit; Thornton Kaludjak; Gilbert Pameolik; Nick Matoo; Yvon Ikakhik; Carson Nukapiak; and Kennedy Nakoolak.

Darrell Greer

Darrell Greer is Editor of Kivalliq News

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