For the Inuit of Nunavut, the strong ties to culture and heritage has been recognized as a key component self-identification. It is an ongoing challenge to engage youth in their culture and heritage. Baffin Youth Outdoor Education Project was awarded $100,000 for its initiative focused on youth. The project will foster personal growth, skills development and social and cultural awareness by teaching youth traditional activities and adventures on the land. The initial phase of the project looks at the skills required for dog sledding. Participants will complete a 14-day dog sledding expedition from Iqaluit to Kimmirut and back. The long-term vision is to expand to other land-based adventures. Expected outcomes include improved mental health for youth participants, the transfer of traditional knowledge between elders and youth, and creating economic opportunities for local businesses.