Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Wellness Nunavut
National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health
Child and Youth Health
Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit: The Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Supporting Wellness in Inuit Communities in Nunavut
By Shirley Tagalik, Educational Consultant, Inukpaujaq Consulting
“Indigenous worldviews are generally holistic in perspective and encompass interconnections amongst all aspects of life and place (Bernhardt & Kawagley, 2005). From the interconnected view of the universe, a sense of cultural identity, collective purpose and belonging is derived. Cultural wellbeing relies on the individual becoming situated within a cultural worldview. For Inuit, being grounded in Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit supports personal wellness, but also contributes to a collective cultural sense of health and wellness which has sustained Inuit over generations.”
Find out how Inuit Quajimajatuqangit and working with Inuit children and youth can be supported through IQ values, culture and language retention, supporting and building strength through children’s interests which in turn build capacity for the communities health and wellbeing.
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