Arviat Wellness Centre

Project Overview

The Young Hunters Program is a community-based project designed to develop sustainable harvesting in youth between the ages of 8-18. In the 5 years that the project has been operating, extensive work has been done with community Elders to document the knowledge and skills required for youth to become masters in sustainable harvesting, but also to become capable, confident and contributing human beings, according to inunnguiniq principles. Although some of this material may specifically refer to local harvesting conditions and practices, most of the content is broadly inclusive of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles and beliefs and training processes inherent in Inuit cultural practices. As such it has value for Inuit anywhere. Our plan is to make it digitally available where possible. We will also accompany the documents with short informational videos.

Kukik Baker


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