Cultural Exchange ProjectCommunity Projects
Cultural Exchange Project
In Inukjuak, the Youth Employement Service (YES) organized a Youth exchange with the Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi in Montreal. Eighteen youth from Inukjuak and Montreal had the chance to participate to this youth exchange in March and April.
This cultural exchange project involved women as a group of participants and Inukjuak women partnered and contributed in the project activities.
Through this project, local women were hired to provide workshops as a means to promote traditional activities to the participant taking part in the exchange ( Northern and Southern). The activities included the hosting of sewing workshop, where a local woman was hired to give instruction for the whole day. Furthermore, the young women benefited from a traditional throat singing workshop that was also provided by two local women who were hired for the purpose of the activity.
Finally, one local woman was hired to supply bannick during the traditional diner. Furthermore, by taking part in the whole exchange activities, young women got to understand better their historical and cultural background, while getting a better grounding of who they are, and as a result acquired self-confidence and a better understanding of life opportunities that lay ahead for them, to lead to a successful life.
Saturviit Inuit Women’s
Association of Nunavik
2540 Ch De La Petite-Riviere
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V 8P2