1Sivulinuut Elders Society  Nanisiniq: Arviat History Project Presenters: Jordan Konek, Amy Owingayak,...
2Video Introduction
Nanisiniq: 3Arviat History Project A journey of “Discovery” ...
4Inuit History Most dramatic assimilation period in history Generational trauma & cultural stress Widening generatio...
5 Purpose1) Open a dialogue between Inuit & Qablunaat (people fromthe south) on essentialist and tightly scripted colonia...
6Methods Participatory Action: Train four Inuit youth as student researchers in the history of the Arctic Kivalliq regio...
7 Purpose #1Open a dialogue between Inuit & Qablunaat onessentialist and tightly scripted colonial histories ofNunavutMet...
8 Purpose #2Bridge the gap betweenInuit Elders & youthMethods:  Qualitative interviews between Elders & youth  Mento...
9 Purpose #3Creation of relevant educational resourcesMethods:  Culturally-relevant educational resources for the Nuna...
10 Purpose #4Foster Inuit youth social identity & self-esteem Methods:  Skills based training for Inuit youth re...
11A Socio-Historical Approach:Other Potential Impacts Challenges biomedical approach to Inuit social health and well-bei...
12 Future Directions Documentary film series on Inuit history A model for youth empowerment across Nunavut Creation of ...
13 References Tester, F. J., & McNicoll, P. (2004). Isumagijaksaq: Mindful of the state: Social constructions of inuit...
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Nanisiniq Arviat History Project

Presenters: Jordan Konek, Amy Owingayak, Curtis Konek, Martha Okotak and April DutheilSupervisors: Dr. Frank Tester, Dr. Paule McNicoll & Mr. Peter IrniqSchool of Social Work University of British ColumbiaLibrary and Archives CanadaOttawa, Canada May 12, 2011
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  • 1. 1Sivulinuut Elders Society  Nanisiniq: Arviat History Project Presenters: Jordan Konek, Amy Owingayak, Curtis Konek, Martha Okotak and April Dutheil Supervisors: Dr. Frank Tester, Dr. Paule McNicoll & Mr. Peter Irniq School of Social Work University of British Columbia Library and Archives Canada Ottawa, Canada May 12, 2011
  • 2. 2Video Introduction
  • 3. Nanisiniq: 3Arviat History Project A journey of “Discovery”  Inuit Elders & Youth from Arviat, Nunavut  Arctic history from an Inuit perspective  Two year multi-media history project  University of British Columbia & the Sivulinuut Elders Society  Funded by Social Science Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 4. 4Inuit History Most dramatic assimilation period in history Generational trauma & cultural stress Widening generational gap due to globalization Inuit youth less aware of culture Tester & McNicoll (2004)
  • 5. 5 Purpose1) Open a dialogue between Inuit & Qablunaat (people fromthe south) on essentialist and tightly scripted colonial historiesof Nunavut2) Bridge the gap between Elders & youth3) Creation of relevant educational resources4) Foster Inuit youth social identity & self-esteem
  • 6. 6Methods Participatory Action: Train four Inuit youth as student researchers in the history of the Arctic Kivalliq region Case Study Approach: Period of assimilation in 1950-60s which Inuit were relocated from the land to settlement life in Eskimo Point (Arviat)
  • 7. 7 Purpose #1Open a dialogue between Inuit & Qablunaat onessentialist and tightly scripted colonial histories ofNunavutMethods:  Re-examine colonial relations by using archival material  Qualitative interviews with Inuit & Qablunaat Elders  Social media: facebook, twitter, youtube, blogging: Nanisiniq.tumblr.comOutcomes: Data still has to be analyzed
  • 8. 8 Purpose #2Bridge the gap betweenInuit Elders & youthMethods:  Qualitative interviews between Elders & youth  Mentorship opportunitiesOutcomes: Data still has tobe analyzed
  • 9. 9 Purpose #3Creation of relevant educational resourcesMethods:  Culturally-relevant educational resources for the Nunavut Department of Education  Full-length documentary filmOutcomes:  Current curriculum development with Nunavut Department of Education
  • 10. 10 Purpose #4Foster Inuit youth social identity & self-esteem Methods:  Skills based training for Inuit youth researchers  Workshops on history, filming & interview skills  Qualitative interviews with youth throughout project  Cross-cultural educational opportunitiesOutcomes:  Personal development opportunities for youth researchers
  • 11. 11A Socio-Historical Approach:Other Potential Impacts Challenges biomedical approach to Inuit social health and well-being  Incorporates Inuit Qauyimayatuqangit (Inuit traditional knowledge) Inuit community partnerships  Elders role in conceptualizing and shaping project Youth empowerment as an investment in community building  Addresses a multiplicity of issues
  • 12. 12 Future Directions Documentary film series on Inuit history A model for youth empowerment across Nunavut Creation of an archival centre in Nunavut
  • 13. 13 References Tester, F. J., & McNicoll, P. (2004). Isumagijaksaq: Mindful of the state: Social constructions of inuit suicide. Social Science & Medicine, 58(12):2625-2636.
  • 14. Mutna! Thank you! 14
  • 15. 15Questions