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Why do Research? Graduate Inuk Student Reflections

January 16, 2017 6:27 pm Published by

The following guest blog entry comes from Diane Obed. Diane is an Inuk graduate student, originally from Hopedale, Nunatsiavut. She is a researcher on the ArcticNet-funded and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami-partnered project, “Foundations for Student Persistence and Success in Inuit Nunangat”. In this entry, she writes about the crucial role of... View Article

ICC Alaska Promoting Transformed Inuit Education

November 14, 2016 2:26 pm Published by

ICC Alaska is working toward improving Inuit education in Alaska. In 2015, it published the Alaska Inuit Education Improvement Strategy (available at The Strategy advocates for action in six main areas (p. 4): 1. Promote the indigenization of education frameworks to more clearly align with Inuit ideologies. 2. Suggest,... View Article

Velma Illasiak on Transforming Education in Aklavik, NWT

October 13, 2016 2:32 pm Published by

Velma Illasiak is a long-term principal of Moose Kerr school in Aklavik, NWT. She was the first Inuk principal of Moose Kerr school, hired in 1999. For over fifteen years, she worked closely with the staff, students, and community to transform education for students in Aklavik. In 2015, Velma gave... View Article