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Nunavik is a region of Quebec , located in the far north of this Canadian province . This region forms, along with the one of Jamésie , the Nord-du-Québec administrative region , the greater of all the province. It covers an area of approximately 507,000 km² of tundra and boreal forest. The approximately 11,000 inhabitants of Nunavik, of which 90% are *Inuit ,

*The Inuit is a common name for various peoples Eskimos inhabiting the Arctic regions of America . The word means “the people” (in Inuktitut , Inuit ), the singular is inuk , meaning “man” or “person.”

The word eskimo ( eskimo in English ) has fallen into disuse in Canada , where officially only Inuit is used . InAlaska and Siberia the Yupik people are still called Eskimos, while in Greenland both terms are used.

live along the coast, in 14 Nordic villages and in the Cree village ofWhapmagoostui .

There are different meanings of Nunavik in Quebec inuktitut. One is “the place to live”, although others interpret it as “the place where we disembarked”. In the inuktitut dictionary Tamusi Qumak’s, Nunavik means “a huge land occupied by animals”. The Inuit of Nunavik call themselves Nunavimmiut .

In recent years there have been proposals for a possible autonomy for Nunavik, either within the province of Quebec, or, a greater autonomy such as Nunavut . Negotiations on regional autonomy are ongoing, and it is very likely that Nunavik will become an autonomous region within the province of Quebec, with the respective territorial claims resolved.

Nunavik is separated from the Nunavut Territory by the Hudson Bay to the west, and by the Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay to the north. Parallel 55 separates itfrom the region of Jamie , to the south; Together, these two regions form the administrative region of Nord-du-Québec . To the south-east of Nunavik are the administrative region of the Côte-Nord and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador . The Ungava peninsula comprises two-thirds of Nunavik.

The administrative center of Nunavik is the town of Kuujjuaq , which is situated on the banks of the Koksoak River , south of Ungava Bay . The other important localities are are Inukjuaq (where the film Nanuk the Eskimo was filmed in 1922 ), Salluit , Povungnituk and Kangiqsualujjuaq .

There is no road connection between Nunavik and southern Quebec, except for the Transtaïga route , which ends near the 55th parallel, on the edge of the Caniapiscau reservoir , some hundreds of kilometers from Kuujjuak, and theroute de la Baie James , Which is about 250 km from the sister towns of Whapmagoostui and Kuujjuarapik , on the east coast of Hudson Bay. There is a regular air service and a seasonal sea connection (summer and autumn).

communities of nunavik


intro’d to this world via Tom..


great catch up convo.. (4.16) .. Tom’s been working last couple years with indigenous people in n canada… (adding to suggested places)



Joseph Boyden on #Attawapiskat Reflects on legacy of 140 years of forced assimilation & cultural genocide #CBC

youth clip – i would leave if i could.. but if i leave.. i might fall apart..

schooling the word ness…

listening to all the words/hearts..

needed – a level playing field..

equity – everyone getting a go… everyday..

more by Joseph – fallout of intergenerational trauma:

This week, Attawapiskat is back in the news after its chief and council were forced to declare a state of emergency. Eleven people in this community reportedly attempted suicide in a single night; 28 are reported to have tried in the month of March, and 100 attempts have been made in the last seven months.


You can’t attempt cultural genocide for 140 years, for seven generations—the last of these schools closing their doors in 1996—and not expect some very real fallout from that. Attawapiskat is a brutal example.


For 140 years in this country, residential schools operated with the intention of “getting rid of the Indian problem,” a phrase uttered repeatedly by Duncan Campbell Scott, one of residential schools’ central architects. Over 150,000 children were forcefully removed from their parents, including so many from Attawapiskat who were shipped down to St. Anne’s in Fort Albany, one of the country’s most infamous institutions and the scene of a lot of horrific abuse, as outlined in Ed Metatawabin’s brilliant memoir, Up Ghost River. These residential schools were the only schools in Canada to literally have cemeteries built beside them. Officials understood that the death rates for Native children due to rampant spread of diseases—as well as other factors, including death from abuse in its many forms—were many times higher than for any other children in the nation. Thousands and thousands of children died while attending these institutions and many hundreds if not more remain buried in unmarked graves.


Attawapiskat is a microcosm of intergenerational trauma.

our nation is only as good as how we treat our most vulnerable, as how we respond to those most in pain. – Gord Downie



Kangiqsualujjuaq (Inuktitut: ᑲᖏᖅᓱᐊᓗᔾᔪᐊᖅ; also Kangirsualujjuaq ᑲᖏᕐᓱᐊᓗᔾᔪᐊᖅ) is an Inuit village located on the east coast of Ungava Bay at the mouth of the George River, in Nunavik, Quebec, Canada. Its population in the Canada 2011 Census was 874.

The community has also been known as Fort Severight, Fort George River, George River, and Port-Nouveau-Québec. The name “Kangiqsualujjuaq” means “the very large bay” in Inuktitut.

Industries in Kangiqsualujjuaq include hunting of caribou, seal and beluga whale, Arctic charfishing, and the production of Inuit art.

The town is also the main terminus of the George Rivercanoeing expeditions (e.g. one of Chewonki Foundation’s canoe trips).

It is served by the small Kangiqsualujjuaq Airport.

Kangiqsualujjuaq is located 1,688 km (1,049 mi) to the northeast of Montreal. Access to the township is by plane, although Kangiqsualujjuamiut occasionally travel to Kuujjuaq in winter by snowmobile and in summer by boat, a journey of approximately 160 km (99 mi) to the southwest. Journeys across the Torngat Mountainsby snowmobile to the Labrador settlements Nain and Nachvak are rarely embarked upon these days, but were commonplace when dog teams were used. Cargo ships from Montreal deliver cumbersome supplies and equipment to the community every summer.

Enveloped by mountains, the township is framed by picturesque surroundings and its elevated position affords unobstructed views of the George River. The town itself is laid out on a grid pattern over levelled-ground, with two unsealed roads leading a few kilometres beyond the mountain ridges at either end of the village.

Amidst rocky outcrops and stone way-finding markers (Inukshuk), the village landscape is dotted with stands of stunted trees and prostrate groundcovers that cling perilously to the rugged granite terrain. In low-lying areas, the ground is covered by thick carpets of moss and lichen.



Why #Kangiqsualujjuaq is awesome. Such a beautiful place. Hope I can return one day. Community pride:

can you swallow a truck


Template: municipality Salluit (Inuktitut: ᓴᓪᓗᐃᑦ is the second northernmost Inuit community in Quebec, Canada, located at the entrance of Sugluk , near theHudson Strait , and its population was of 1,347 inhabitants in the census of Canada of 2011 , And it grows rapidly.It is not accessible by road, so the way to arrive is through the [[Salluit airport]].

Salluit means “The Thin Ones” in Inuktitut , referring to a time when local people faced starvation as a result of the lack of wildlife wildlife.

In 1925 , a private trader opened a trading post at the site where Salluit is currently located. Not to be outdone, the Hudson Bay Company (HBC) quickly established its own position on the other side of Sugluk Inlet, but moved it shortly afterwards to Deception Bay , about 53.5 km to the east. In 1930 , the HBC built a store in the current Salluit and closed its position in Deception Bay in 1932 . The golden years of the fur trade came to an end around 1936 when the price of the skins collapsed .

In 1930 a Catholic mission was established, closing some twenty years later, but soon an Anglican mission arrived in 1955 . The Government of Canada opened a day school in 1957 . While they were giving more public services, the Inuit settled around the small village. The first residential houses were built in1959 . Ten years later he opened a cooperative store for his residents. Salluit legally became a municipality in 1979 .


This teacher won $1 million for her transformative community work in a tiny Inuit village in the Canadian Arctic

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Maggie MacDonnell, who grew up in rural Nova Scotia, worked in sub-Saharan Africa before moving to the Inuit village of Salluit, which is nestled in the Canadian Arctic and is only accessible by plane.

Maggie MacDonnell ( Nova Scotia , 1980) is a high school teacher working in a small Arctic rural school, winner of the Global Teacher Prize in 2017, at the gala held in Dubai .


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Has anyone heard an official response from the KSB about this?

Recent graduate, now in Montreal, learns through word of mouth that her diploma is not ‘real

According to the Kativik School Board, Nunavik high school graduates have not been receiving the standard Quebec high school diploma at graduation since June 2015. Instead, students received a certificate of “attestation of equivalence of secondary studies” from the Quebec Ministry of Education.

“Discovering that our diplomas aren’t real is difficult, because you worked hard for it and you believe it’s a diploma like everyone else in the province,” said one student, whom CBC agreed not to identify over fear her comments could jeopardize funding from the Kativik School Board.

“But it’s not. You kinda sorta passed high school.”



indigenous peoples – ute people 

there are over 7 bn on planet… w own idiosyncracies…let’s host all of them… and facil that dance

why this all begs we use tech to facil our not voiceless hosting-life-bits via self-talk as data