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Around Nunavut: NTI gives update on Inuktut Writing Prize

Qaumajuq, the Inuit Art Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Lindsay Reid/Winnipeg Art Gallery photo

Environmental Technology
program accepting applications


Nunavut Arctic College's (NAC) Environmental Technology program are looking for
applicants to its program for the 2021-22 academic year.

It is a made-in-Nunavut, two-year diploma program that incorporates classroom, lab and field learning to develop skills for a number of environmental fields.

These include fish and wildlife conservation, environmental protection, parks management, resource development and management, environmental assessment, water and waste management as well as environmental education and research.

For more information or to apply for the Environmental Technology Program, you could
contact NAC at or call 867-979-7285, there is also the NAC website and the programs Facebook page at Environmental Technology Program.
Classes begin on Sept. 7, 2021.

NTI gives update on Inuktut Writing Prize


There were 67 different authors who submitted their work to Nunavut Tunngavik Federation's (NTI) Inuktut Writing Prize. This includes short stories, biographies and poetry.

The jury process is still ongoing due to unforeseen Covid-19 lockdown measures in November and December.

The winning author will be awarded $80,000 and support to continue writing over a year including a writing residency and mentorship to help develop the material into a book.

The four runners up will receive prizes in the values of $10,000, $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000.

There will also be a compilation of winners and other materials submitted as part of NTI's goal of creating Inuktut literature and increasing the everyday use and understanding of Inuktut.

WAG and NFB announce new partnership

Qaumajuq, the Inuit Art Centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Lindsay Reid/Winnipeg Art Gallery photo


The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) have announced a new partnership ahead of the opening of the Qaumajuq Inuit Art Centre in Winnipeg.

Programs and events in the coming years, such as discussions on Inuit content from the
NFB's Indigenous Film Collection, screenings for adults and children; and the integration of
the Indigenous Film Collection and NFB Archives to WAG-Qaumajuq online and in-gallery programming are among the offerings.

"The opening of Qaumajuq is a wonderful opportunity to expand our partnership with the NFB and advance our collective journey of reconciliation," said Dr. Stephen D. Borys, the Director and CEO of WAG.

Inuk artist Geronimo Inutiq has also been commissioned to create a new media work using NFB footage to help honour Inuit ancestors and family members and communities of artists.

A number of films from NFB's collection of Inuit content will be available to be viewed on Qaumajuq's digital platform launching in April.

"We're honoured to be working with WAG-Qaumajuq to create a new destination for Inuit culture, audiovisual storytelling and creation. The NFB's Inuit film collection represents an important cultural legacy," said Claude Joli-Coeur, NFB chairperson and government film commissioner.

Danish Embassy appoints new Honorary Consul in Nunavut


The new Danish Honorary Consul in Iqaluit Navarna Beveridge. Photo Courtesy of the Danish Embassy in Ottawa.

On March 5, Denmark welcomed Navarna Beveridge as the Kingdom of Denmark's new
Honorary Consul in Iqaluit, to cover the territory of Nunavut.

"I am thankful and honoured for this appointment. I am excited to take on the role of
assisting fellow Danish citizens as well as inviting greater collaboration opportunities
between Nunavut and Greenland in particular."

According to the Danish Embassy in Ottawa, Beveridge grew up in Greenland and has lived in Nunavut for the past 22 years, she has a background in working with Inuit organizations with management and social policy and is fluent in Kalaallisut, English, Inuktitut and Danish. She currently works as Director of Administration at the Qikiqtani Inuit Association in Iqaluit.

QEC now accepting applications for board of directors


The Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) is currently accepting applications for its Board of Directors.

Special consideration will be given to applicants with financial designations or experience in the energy industry.

Backgrounds in human resources, engineering, or legal will also be considered an asset.

Cover letters and resumes must be submitted by April 12 to Shelly McLeod, Executive Services Co-ordinator at QEC, at