Students don’t just sit at desks listening to instructors or work away on computers all day at Nunavut Sivuniksavut.

Gjoa Haven’s Courtney Takkiruq and Kugaaruk’s Maria Kayasark get expressive while participating in a recent Greenlandic mask workshop at the Nunavut Sivuniksavut college program in Ottawa.
photo courtesy of Daniel Guay/Nunavut Sivuniksavut

The Ottawa-based college program brings in guest speakers and also gets students out to events where they can absorb history and current events while also sharing their Inuit heritage. The photos below help illustrate how diverse the learning opportunities can be for N.S. students.








Nancy Karetak-Lindell, president of Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada stands alongside student Patricia Kablutsiak. Karetak-Lindell visited NS to discuss the role of ICC, her personal path to politics, her love for school, and experiences with public speaking.
photo courtesy of May Ningeongan

Facial expressions are important among all cultures, but vary widely. Here, Patricia Kablutsiak shows a crowd of curious people what “no” looks like among Inuit.
photo courtesy of Katherine Takpannie

Nunavut Sivuniksavut students perform a traditional dance during the Centennial Flame ceremony in Ottawa in December. The event marked the addition of Nunavut to the landmark. From left, dancers Parr Josephee, Sim Kisa -Knickelbein, Austin Kownak, Michael Pewatualuk, Noah Ignerdjuk and Jonathan Pitseolak.
Photo courtesy of Nunavut Sivuniksavut


Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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