Arctic College – Piqqusilirivvik: learning from ancestors
December 04, 2017
Following a successful fall program, Piqqusilirivvik returns with a program that runs from February 14 to May 17, 2018 in Clyde River.
Piqqusilirivvik is dedicated to the transfer of traditional culture and knowledge. Based on the guiding principles of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, students learn real-life skills such as shelter building, hunting, tool making, skin preparation, fishing and more.
Last year, students learned first-hand about the traditional Inuit diet with a trip to Igloolik to hunt walrus meat. Elders assisted by teaching them traditional ways to cache meat. The students completed the circle by retrieving and sharing the cached meat with the community.
While the activities may differ by season and year, the programs are always taught in Inuktut, emphasizing traditional skills, knowledge and values.
The deadline to apply is January 26, 2018. For more information: visit Piqqusilirivvik on Facebook, call 867 924-6044, www.piqqusilirivvik.ca