Thank you for Staying Safe

Ontario’s Emergency State is still in effect until June 2, 2020, when we may learn more about the Stage 2 rollout. Inuuqatigiit is thinking about each and everyone of you as we go though this hard and trying time. We continue to practice physical distancing – means avoiding non-essential trips, working from home (if possible), and limit your gatherings between households. Together we can beat this.

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.

Ilinniarutit!TV
Nunavut Bilingual Education

An online learning resource in Inuktitut that teaches language and technological skills, this webchannel aims to educate preschool children through videos, songs, storybooks and books available for download. The website itself is bilingual, but the materials you will find at Ilinniarutit!TV are exclusively in Inuktut to support first language immersion at home.

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 Qaujimajatuqangit Adventure Website

Welcome to the Canadian Heritage’s Nanisiniq Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, or the IQ Adventure! Explore the site to learn from Inuit of Nunavut who have lived on and cared for our land for 1000s of years. The Inuktitut/English Interactive Site includes a wealth of resources: from virtual reality images to the dwelling of the ancient Thule people on Malik Island.

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.

Start Again — Strong!
Apply Today.

Looking for Inuit leadership in many positions. This is a great opportunity to take Inuuqatigiit into the future while supporting the vision and mandate of the agency. With other agency posting links, as well. Start your journey by checking this site’s Job Posts. Under this COVID-19 situation, all stated application deadlines have been extended.

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Stay Connected

Inuit carvers, weavers, performers and artists reflecting, honouring and shaping culture. An excellent way to get inspired and reconnected through talented individuals bringing Inuit experience, beliefs and values to life. Follow the link to the IAF’s Jessica MacDonald article “4 Places to Find Inuit Film Online”.

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 .