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The Meeka series is a four-part set of beautifully illustrated, culturally relevant wellness resources. The series takes a holistic approach to Inuit healing, healthy living, child rearing and teamwork. The illustrations and exercises evoke a traditional approach to storytelling.
The series seeks to enhance substance abuse prevention programs, health care service delivery and training of wellness workers in Canada's North. However, the series is applicable to any program, service or training initiative that wishes to draw from the experiences of others.
The Meeka series was originally transcribed from handwritten Inuktitut manuscripts, and put into English in partnership with Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI), Meeka Arnakaq (Inuit Elder and healer from Pangnirtung, Nunavut) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA). The Government of Nunavut, Department of Culture and Heritage, provided funding to publish Inuktitut versions of the books.
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Electronic copies of the Meeka wellness resources can be downloaded in English or Inuktitut at no cost by clicking on the format of reader you wish below.
The following video contains interviews with Michel Perron (CEO of CCSA), Meeka Arnakaq (Inuit Elder and healer from Pangnirtung, Nunavut) and the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq (Minister of Health). It was filmed to illustrate the connection of this project to CCSA's mandate.
The video captures Meeka's vision of Inuit-centred wellness, and underscores the importance of culturally relevant resources for Inuit healing and wellness.