On-the-land camp at Ivvavik National Park connects Inuvialuit teens to culture – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201939 Views

Camp hosted by the Inuvialuit Living History Project brought teens and elders together for 1 week

Aug 11, 2019

When 16-year-old Cassidy Lennie-Ipana heard about the opportunity to travel to Ivvavik National Park and learn from elders about her Inuvialuit history, she jumped at the opportunity.

“For me it was important because it’s sort of where the culture is. That’s where the caribou go to have their babies, and I think that’s really important because that’s part of our culture,” Ipana said.

“That’s also where some of our ancestors go hunt and get food for winter.”

Five Inuvialuit teenage girls from Inuvik and Aklavik, and two Aklavik elders were able to attend the seven-day camp at the end of July.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/ivvavik-national-park-culture-camp-1.5242042

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