Saturviit Inuit Women’s Association of Nunavik is pleased to invite Nunavik women to participate in a leadership training to be held Nunavik in 2017. The leadership training was held on the Hudson Coast during Winter 2017 and will continue on the Hudson Strait and Ungava in the Fall 2017.
Places are limited to 15 in each community. Women interested to participate can register by communicating their names and contact information to Saturviit by phone (1 866 944 5003), by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on our Facebook page. Regional organizations and other employers are encouraged to offer their employees the opportunity to attend this training.
During the training, participants learn about and develop tools in relation to healing, confidence, leadership, communication and finance management. They are encouraged and supported in developing personal or collective projects. Participants have also the opportunity to meet during evenings for sewing and watching videos about political history of Nunavik and Inuit women leaders.
- Montreal – July 17 to 22, 2016
Montreal leadership training has been facilitated by Lisa Koperqualuk. We had 5 women originally from Nunavik and living in Montreal. The training took place at Ivirtivik center. During this session, women decided to develop a sewing workshop to encourage Inuit women living in Montreal meet and share traditional knowledges. Our Guest speakers were Barbara Sevigny from Mamisarvik centre (Ottawa), who talked about family violence, and Ashley Norton, from the Montreal Native Shelter, who talked about addiction.
- Puvirnituq – January 30 to February 3, 2017
The Puvirnituq session has been facilitated by Harriet Keleutak and Caroline Hervé. It took place at the Adult Education Centre and 7 women participated. Guest speakers were Maina Beaulne and Nellie Napartuk, from Promotion and Prevention program (Inuulitsivik). Annie Tulugak was the local leader invited. During the training, women choose to develop gym class to encourage women wellbeing. This project is supposed to be organized during Summer 2017.
- Umiujaq – February 6 to 10, 2017
Umiujaq leadership training has been facilitated by Harriet Keleutak and Rhoda Cookie. It was held at the school and 9 women participated. Lucy Kumarluk came to talk about family violence and addiction issues. During the training, women developed 2 projects: a volunteer project with the local Church and the creation of a support group for people dealing with addiction or abuse issues and willing to heal.
- Kuujjuaraapik – February 13 to 17, 2017
Kuujjuaraapik leadership training has been facilitated by Harriet Keleutak and Rhoda Cookie. It took place at the family house and 18 women from all ages participated. Emily Aragutak came to talk about family violence and Louisa Cookie-Brown talked about addictions. Two projects have been designed during this training. The first one is a traditional camp during summertime with the aim of providing camping opportunities for people who don’t have the equipment as a way to reinforce the language, the transmission of knowledges with elders and cultural pride. The second project consists in setting up a throat singing workshop with the aim of producing a documentary on this rich cultural practice.
- Inukjuak – February 27 to March 3, 2017
Inukjuak leadership training has been facilitated by Harriet Keleutak and Rhoda Cookie. It took place at the Adult Education Centre and 9 women participated. Siasi Irqumia (Nunalituqait Ikajuqatigitut) came to talk about addiction issues and family violence. During the training, women met some researchers from the project “living in Northern Quebec” with whom they talked about housing issues. Participants expressed their wish to organize a dance class to encourage wellbeing and body-awareness.
- Akulivik – March 6 to 10, 2017
Akulivik leadership training has been facilitated by Harriet Keleutak and Rhoda Cookie. It took place at the CLSC. Two blizzards and some withdrawals slowed down the progress of the training. As a result, only 4 women participated in the training.
- Ivujivik – March 13 to 17, 2018
Ivujivik leadership training has been facilitated by Harriet Keleutak and Rhoda Cookie. It took place at the school and brought together 8 women. Most of them were teachers. Maata Qitsualuk came as guest speaker and talked about addiction and family violence. Women decided to start a sewing workshop to learn how to make kamiik.
Aïko Cappe, Project Coordinator