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Sivumut — Towards the Future Together
Inuit Women Educational Leaders in Nunavut and Nunavik
Edited by Fiona Walton, Darlene O'Leary
Print ISBN: 9780889615250
This unique collection features auto-ethnographical essays by nine Inuit women educators who were part of the inaugural cohort of the University of Prince Edward Island’s Nunavut Master of Education program, which offered Nunavut’s first graduate-level degree for Inuit educators.These essays provide important first-hand perspectives on Inuit education, reflecting upon the dramatic changes that have taken place in the Eastern Arctic over the past fifty years. The chapters offer insight into both the effects of colonialism and the efforts to build a new educational system grounded in Inuit culture, values, and traditions.Inuit voices have yet to be heard within education scholarship in Canada, making this volume a significant contribution to the literature. This anthology will also be of interest to students of Indigenous and Arctic studies, sociology, and anthropology.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgementsIntroduction, Fiona Walton and Darlene O’Leary, EditorsChapter 1: Uqaujjuusiat: Gifts of Words of Advice: Schooling, Education, and Leadership in Baffin Island, Naullaq ArnaquqChapter 2: Overcoming Intergenerational Trauma: Identity and Reconciliation, Monica IttusardjuatChapter 3: The Impact of Relocation on My Family and My Identity as an Inuk Educational Leader, Saa PitsiulakChapter 4: Arctic Cotton and the Stratified Identity of an Inuk Educational Leader, Maggie KuniliusieChapter 5: Piniaqsarniq: Practice to Achieve, Maggie PutulikChapter 6: Learning through Tunnganarniq, Nunia Qanatsiaq AnoeeChapter 7: A Lifelong Passion for Learning and Teaching Inuktut, Jeela Palluq-CloutierChapter 8: Strengthening Young Inuit Male Identity, Becky TootooChapter 9: Reflections of an Emerging Inuit Educational Leader, Mary Joanne KaukiContributor Biographies