Students at Sam Pudlat School in Cape Dorset were recently recognized at the monthly Stars Assembly for demonstrating the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principle of tunnganarniq, which means fostering good spirit by being open, welcoming, and inclusive.

Front row, from left, award-winning Sam Pudlat School students Padlu Qatsiya, Parnee Ningiochiak, Anna Bell, Susie Tunnillie, Mapaluk Adla, James Manning, Qavavauq Nuna, Sheojuk Etungat and Andrea Kingwatsiak. Back row, from left, education staff members Joan Dale, Saimaiyu Akesuk, Eva Samayualie, Rebecca Hutchings and Tiraaq Etidlui. Photos courtesy of Heidi Janes/Sam Pudlat School
Front row, from left, Kilabuk Pitseolak, Qaumani Simionie, Moosie Ashevak, Gina Curley, Patricia Jaw, Tai Nuna and Joanasie Etungat proudly display their certificates for knowing the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principle tunnganarniq, meaning they’re welcoming and inclusive. Back row, from left, Cape Dorset educators Joanna Sharpe, Kelly Hebert, Emily Bass and Ningiukulu Teevee.
Grades 5 and 6 students at Sam Pudlat School who earned distinctions recently include, front row, from left, Mialia Parr, Joanasie Peter, Laisa Negeosiak, Moosie Padluq, Bruce Pee, Pia Saila, Ashevak Taukie and Jolly Saggiatuk. Back row, from left, teachers Alex Cranston, Erika Latham, Ellen Burnett and Cale Saunders.
Sam Pudlat School’s Grade 4H class shares a rousing performance and song during a Stars Assembly held in Cape Dorset on Nov. 30.

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