Thomas Kelly, left, gets to know elder Jack Oviluk at Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik in Kugluktuk. Photo courtesy of Naomi Tremblay
Elders come to Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik a few times a year for cultural rotations – a series of activities such as square dancing, story-telling, string games, Inuit games, drum dancing, singing and others. Students go from one group to the next throughout an afternoon. Interpreters are present to ensure elders who only speak in the Inuit language are able to effectively communicate their insights to students.