Nunami Sukuijainiq: A Youth Arctic Ecology Land Camp Program

Year:
2018
Region:
Nunavik
Type:
Laureate
Theme:
Children & Youth, Education & Learning, Environment, Science, Skills development
Category:
AIP

Having Northern led science programs that mix traditional and local knowledge with western science stimulate and nurture Inuit youth’s interest in science-related careers, promote environmental stewardship, and build better relationships between community members and researchers. Nunami Sukuijainiq was awarded $466,000 for its land-based, hands-on science education and mentor program designed for Nunavik youth and Inuit Nunangat post secondary students. Youth from all Inuit communities in Nunavik will have the opportunity to participate in camps that combine arctic ecology, tradition and outdoor adventure. With Elders, local experts and researchers, Nunami Sukuijainiq aims to stimulate and nurture an interest in science in Inuit youth and help develop valuable skills as future environmental leaders in Nunavik.

Nominator: Michael Barrette
Associate Director, Renewable Resources, Environment, Lands and Parks Department, Kativik Regional Government
Team:
Jeannie Annanack and Eleonora Townley (Team Leaders), Anita Annanack, Susie Annanack, Qaajui Baron, Xavier Dallaire, Geneviève Dubois, Jimmy Emudluk, José Gérin-Lajoie, Gwyneth MacMillan