Preventative Measures

The Ministry has announced that social gatherings of more than 5 people are banned. All Inuuqatigiit Programs are closed entirely from March 14 until further notice. This decision has been made to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. It will take our collective effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Stay home as much as possible, please.

ᑐᙵᓱᒋᑦᓯ tunngasugitsi!

Welcome to the Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families, home of the Early Learning programs Sivummut Head Start and Tumiralaat Child Care; Youth programs like Bridging the Gap, the Tukimut After-school; and the Inuktitut language program, Uqausivut. In partnership with parents and the community, the Inuuqatigiit fosters strong and proud Inuit children, youth and families.

Language is Key to Culture

We have uploaded some downloadable booklets to promote Inuktitut at home. We are thankful for these booklets that are part of the Inuutsiarniq Reading Series developed by the Department of Health in Nunavut. Follow the link below for the booklets. Also check out our Inuktitut Apps page.

ᐋᓗᓯᔾᔪᑦ Aalusijjut – Apps

Reconnect with Inuktitut thru a variety of programs (software applications) designed to run on your mobile device such as a phone, tablet, or watch. Most are free from Google Play or Apple. Beginners, intermediate levels for syllabics, vocabulary and storytelling. Check out the new App Resource page.

Participate in our programs

We are looking for community members, elders and knowledge keepers to provide teachings, demonstrate traditional crafts, and mentor the services and programs of Inuuqatigiit. If you are interested and can spare some time to lead our programs into the future by developing strong and proud Inuit identities, please send us a message. Choose to participate! Email Dan youthmanagernuuqatigiit.ca.

Physical activities Inuit Style

From 1989, Keewatin Inuit Association, originally published by the Department of Education, Rankin Inlet, NWT. Check out the 5 booklets recording traditional Inuit games. With suggestions on how to facilitate and practice these cultural and skill-building forms of exercise. Caution is advised and should be done with adult supervision.

Inuit Childrearing Know-How

The traditional knowledge of our ancestors continues to provide support for all ages and stages of becoming a human being. Inuit elders believe that the values and beliefs that were passed down from their parents and grandparents are beneficial for today’s Inuit parents. Find out what the parents’ and children’s roles, responsibilities, and age-appropriate expectations are for you.

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Early Childhood Supply Educators

Under the supervision of the Manager of Early Years, the Supply Educator delivers high quality and culturally based programming within a team of Early Childhood Educators. Get your up-to-date resume and cover letter ready. Start your journey by checking this site’s Job Posts.

Learn Inuit Culture Online!

Our Inuit Cultural Online Resource, also known as ICOR, is undergoing some site development. It provides a central resource location for learning about Canadian Inuit culture and traditions. Its purpose is to offer a way of learning about what it means to be Inuit, including some basic vocabulary. Videos are available through this website.

Inuit History Extract from National Inquiry’s Final Report

Twenty pages extracted from the comprehensive National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls that highlights the Inuit trauma resulting from colonial governments’ policies. This excerpt bears witness to the negative experiences of many Inuit.

Ikajurumagapta

We are looking for community members, elders and knowledge keepers to provide teachings, demonstrate traditional crafts, and mentor the services and programs of Inuuqatigiit. If you are interested and can spare some time to lead our programs into the future by developing strong and proud Inuit identities, please send us a message. Choose to participate! Email Bea .