Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, a video from our documentary archive.
Ever wondered what goes on in one of Nunavut’s Arctic college learning centres?
While many people are aware that Nunavut’s Arctic College was set up to provide education and vocational opportunities for those living in Canada’s eastern Arctic, many are unaware that outside the major campuses, in places like Iqaluit, there’s Arctic College learning centres in many of Nunavut’s smaller communities.
There, programs can range from cooking, for those keen on a job as a cook at the local hotel, to traditional skills, for those wanting to keep Inuit traditions alive.
Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut a predominantly Inuit community of around 500 people in Canada’s eastern Arctic, and Eye on the Arctic visited the community when the centre’s traditional sewing program was in full swing.
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca
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Canada: Ignoring Indigenous women’s traditional knowledge hurts Arctic science, G7 summit hears, Eye on the Arctic
Finland: Sámi school preserves reindeer herders’ heritage with help of internet, Blog by Mia Bennett
Norway: Arctic Indigenous food culture takes the day at international cookbook awards, Eye on the Arctic
United States: Indigenous Alaskans find strength in community and tradition, Alaska Public Radio Network