Inuit youth study culture, history in Ottawa

September 25, 2013

Nunavut Sivuniksavut, a preparatory college in Ottawa for Inuit youth from Nunavut, is celebrating its largest intake ever, reports Nunatsiaq Online. The 8-month program prepares youth for education, training, and career pathways, educating them on Inuit history, organizations, land claims and other issues. The program also includes guidance on living independently in the city, with focus on “how to live without family support, how to budget money, how to resist alcohol and focus on school work, how to function in a city full of noise and distraction, and how to be leaders and cultural performers.” This year, there are 39 first year students from 13 communities, and in a normally female-dominated program, this year there are 15 men. Nunatsiaq Online | Nunavut Sivuniksavut Website