Arctic students take hi-tech virtual classes over satellite network
Kimberley Dymond learned all about using technology in the classroom when studying to be a teacher in southern Canada. When she moved to Arviat in Nunavut, many tools that she used to teach in the south would not work on the standard Internet link provided to the school. So when the Connected North program launched in 2014, Kimberley got involved. Connected North relies on SSi Canada’s QINIQ network and Cisco’s TelePresence video collaboration system to link Arviat students to educational resources across Canada. Students describe the positive impact of Connected North in their classroom. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. Thanks to high school students Elena Akammak, Shelby Angalik, Amber Kadjuk Price, George Kadlak, Jillian Kaviok, Juliet Kopak, Justin Kuksuk, Alissa ᒪᑐ (Matoo), Esther Nutarasungnik, Elaine Suluk, and teacher Kimberley Dymond for welcoming us into your classroom at John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat. For more information on the program: visit Connected North (http://connectednorth.org) and Cisco (http://www.cisco.com/c/en_ca/about/connected-north.html). Videographer Ivan Hughes, Compass Digital Media (http://www.compassdigital.ca). Producer Lorraine Thomas, Imaituk Inc. (http://www.imaituk.ca) Special thanks to Dylan Clark, who donated aerial footage of Arviat.
Nunavut adults get high school diploma using innovative online program
Joe Aulajut never had the chance to complete his Grade 12 when he was young, as he had to stay home and help take care of older family members. When Nunavut Arctic College launched the Pathway to Adult Secondary School (PASS) Program that provides another route to obtain a Grade 12 diploma through distance learning, Joe signed up. He describes how he uses QINIQ to connect to his instructor, the learning content, and how he works with Maria Illungiayok (his local facilitator in Arviat), to succeed. Grade 12 graduates in Nunavut have terrific employment and training opportunities. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. Thanks to Maria Illungiayok, Joe Aulajut and Eric Anoee of Arviat, Nunavut for your enthusiastic participation in making this video. For more information on the PASS program: visit Nunavut Arctic College (http://www.arcticcollege.ca/education-programs). Videographer Ivan Hughes, Compass Digital Media (http://www.compassdigital.ca). Producer Lorraine Thomas, Imaituk Inc. (http://www.imaituk.ca). Special thanks to Dylan Clark, who donated aerial footage of Arviat.
Broadband Essential for Community Wellness Organization
Ilisaqsivik is a locally run organization in Clyde River, Nunavut, with a mission to promote community holistic wellness through a variety of programs. These include counseling, pre-school, Inuktitut literacy, youth activities and land-based cultural and healing programs. As Executive Director, Jakob Gearheard knows the critical importance of broadband in a remote community that has no bank or government office. Without broadband, online financial management would not be possible, and vital funding proposals and reports would not get submitted on time. Without broadband, an essential organization like Ilisaqsivik could not survive. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. Thanks to Mike Jaypoody, Jakob Gearheard and Robert Kautuk of Ilisaqsivik Society of Clyde River, Nunavut for your enthusiastic participation in making this video. Videographer Ivan Hughes, Compass Digital Media (http://www.compassdigital.ca) Producer Lorraine Thomas, Imaituk Inc. (http://www.imaituk.ca).
Building An Igloo
Instructors Theo Ikummaq, David Niaquttia and Bart Hannah Kappianaq teach Ataguttaaluk School students how to survive on the land in the wintertime. Morning class learns about maps, navigation, using direction of snow drifts, stars, sun, GPS, and bringing proper essentials. Theo Ikummaq teaches how to make an igloo for shelter. Theo Ikummaq takes the students on an overnight trip and teaches students how to hunt and take care of their equipment and clothing, and learn about ice conditions.
Rankin: Bear Story / Graduation 95-96 Taloyoak Square Dance
Host: Judy Lee 2nd Host: Noah Tiktaq Segment 1: The beginning of the school for kindergarten in Rankin Inlet. Segment 2: Elder Samuel Nahaulaituq from Taloyoak tells a story about a polar bear. The bear broke into his igloo. Segment 3: Taloyoak square dance.
Host: James Kavana Segment 1: George Porter talks about education to Inuit children. He thinks Inuit teacher should be fluent in Inuktitut and not mix the language with English when teaching. Segment 2: Gjoa Haven celebrates the opening of the new school by dancing and drumming.
It’s Culture Day at school and the kids share presentations about Inuit culture.