Big bucks for Chester qajaq program

by Darrell Greer - February 6, 2018

Kivalliq was a big winner at the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) awards ceremony in Ottawa on Jan. 31. The Glen Brocklebank-led team behind the Qajaq program in Chesterfield Inlet received a whopping $140,000 to go towards their program, while, as predicted in the Jan. 31 edition of Kivalliq News, the David Clark-led Rankin Rock Hockey…

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One response to “Big bucks for Chester qajaq program”

  1. Way to go Chesterfield Inlet/Igluligaarjuk! You so deserve this. Keep the traditional Qajaqturniq training going with the youth and the elders! The Inuit were the first to come up with the architectural design of this water device, copied since the arrival of Qallunaat and created globally – from a land where access to wood only occurs from driftwood passing over the regions from the seas in the eastern arctic. One of the main necessities for the short summer months of boating for sea mammals!
    Inuit are gifted with the invaluable, natural scientific knowledge of our own ancestors. Pisitiit/Ajunngirjuaqtut Inuit!