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Learning to be healthy and happy in Kugluktuk

During National Addictions Awareness Week in November, Moving Forward Together/Hivumut Aulaniq Atauttimut project counsellor Stephanie Fummerton and drug and alcohol counsellor Allison Paré visited Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik to help students think about how to create a good, healthy life for themselves.

Stephanie Fummerton, project counsellor for Moving Forward Together/Hivumut Aulaniq Atauttimut, converses with Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik student Ria Atatahak during a National Addictions Awareness Week learning activity in Kugluktuk.
Photos courtesy of Naomi Tremblay.

Students in each class participated in games, discussions, thinking, writing, and drawing activities, all focused on the question of how to make a good life. To help make the day an even happier one, each student received a gift from the presenters.










Kugluktuk Grade 1 student Harry Havioyak decides whether an activity is healthy or unhealthy.



Drug and alcohol counsellor Allison Paré, left, discusses healthy lifestyle choices with students Raela Elgok, Tanner Stirrett and Charmaine Taktogon.



A table of Grade 1 students talk, write and draw about what makes them happy. Clockwise from left, Tanner Stirrett, Codie Bolt, Helen Panioyak, Alexa Klengenberg, Ria Atatahak and Raela Elgok.