A very special weekend with Uncle
... Inuit-Kalaallit Elder, Storyteller, Traditional Healer and Carrier of the Qilaut (wind-drum),
Angaanaq Angakkorsuaq from Greenland, August 8 - 11 2014
Uncle, as Angaangaq is frequently called, bridges the boundaries of cultures and faiths in people, young and old. Uncle's work has taken him to 5 continents and to over 50 countries, including South Africa, South America, Artic Europe, Russia and Siberia. Uncle's visit to Kugluktuk will be his first such guest appearance in Nunavut and in Canada (outside of Toronto). However, this is Uncle's return trip back to Kugluktuk; in 1979 Uncle came here to what was then called Coppermine as a representative of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK).
Kugluktukmiut give Uncle a heart-felt 'welcome back' to the Coppermine.
Uncle's teachings are deeply rooted in the wisdom of the oral healing traditions of his people. In 2004 his community and family summoned him to a sacred mountain for his initiation as their shaman after his 57 years of practicing the ancient ways of healing.
Visit Uncle's website for more information about Ice Wisdom
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A Special September Celebration Weekend of Healing and Reconciliation
(more news coming soon)
Ariel Tweto concludes her Kitikmeot Tour in Kugluktuk (September 28, 2014)
More information coming soon ...
Excerpts of Ariel's Kitikmeot Tour kick-off in Kugluktuk back in March 2014 ...
The connection between the Iñupiaq of Western Alaska and Copper Inuit of Kugluktuk goes back several generations . This spring, the connection comes alive. Ariel Tweto is coming to Kugluktuk to inspire people to dream big, and to value the importance of setting goals.
Ariel's visit does come with a message about bullying and suicide prevention. The message is fresh, passionate and down-to-earth, like Ariel; her natural zest for 'giving back' inspires everyone with a new way of looking at ourselves and the world around us ... to find a purpose, to develop a good work-ethic, and to go beyond the confines of living in a self-made bubble.
Ariel's roots are Alaskan Iñupiaq (Inuit); she was born and raised in Unalakleet Alaska. Her Grandmother and some of Ariel's relatives went to residential school. Ariel has experienced first-hand the trials and tribulations of northern living as a woman from a remote, fly-in community. But, Ariel rises above the clouds and truly does fly wild.
Ariel and her family were featured on Discovery Channel’s Flying Wild Alaska for 3 seasons. Ariel is an accomplished athlete in traditional Inuit games and she perfected the “seal hop” on the TV show Wipeout . Ariel has also appeared on David Letterman’s Late Show and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. With several projects on the go, Ariel is currently a host on the FNX/Sundance Institute’s show Native Shorts .
“I'm super excited and flattered to be invited to Kugluktuk” says Ariel. “I can't wait to meet everyone and share my thoughts and stories. I have been very lucky so far in life and I think it has a lot to do with my outlook, the people I surround myself with, my upbringing, family, and my goal setting. I want to share my experiences with others and hopefully inspire people to step outside of their comfort zone and to dream big. I ask myself almost every day 'what is my reason for waking up today?' And most days I have an answer; if I don't have one, I go and find it! I want to help people find a reason to wake up.”
In our work with former residential school students and their families, the Society for Building a Healthier Kugluktuk welcomed the Kugluktuk Radio Society’s help to make this opportunity possible … and, to share something life changing with some amazing people in loving memory of a young radio volunteer, the late Sonia Akana .
Independent Assessment Process
Final Report Consultation
These consultations are an opportunity for you to share your perspectives and provide insight which will help guide the development of the IAP final report.
1) In your view, what are the key objectives of the IAP?
2) What are some ways in which we can measure the IAP’s success in meeting these objectives?
3) In your opinion, what is important/what information would you like to gain from, or see in, the final report? Or, in your view, what would be some of the most important messages to come out of the final report?
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