Nunami Ilinniarniq: Inuit Community Control of Education through Land-based Education
Kaviq Kaluraq is a 2018-2019 Jane Glassco Northern Fellow.
Kaviq Kaluraq lives in Baker Lake, Nunavut. She is an instructor in the Nunavut Arctic College’s Nunavut Teacher Education Program. She is also the Acting Chairperson of the Nunavut Impact Review Board, currently serving her third term.
Kaviq travels to communities across Nunavut to teach, and to meet with community members to learn about how they live and what they strive for in terms of resource development in their communities.
Her public policy research paper, Nunami Ilinniarniq: Inuit Community Control of Education through Land-based Education, examined barriers that Inuit communities face in education and how they can regain control of their education by participating in land based programming.
The Gordon Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to protecting Canada’s water and empowering Canada’s North. Since 2010, The Foundation’s Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship has been providing northerners aged 25 to 35 with a unique opportunity to influence change in the North by participating in an 18-month policy and leadership development program.