Student Testimonials

Unique to Quebec, Nunavik Sivunitsavut offers one-year courses on Inuit and circumpolar history, politics, governance, culture, and language. Students explore global modern issues from an Inuit perspective. In doing so, they gain invaluable insight into Nunavik, its people and their culture.

Nunavik Sivunitsavut is a perfect program for Inuit to learn about themselves and become leaders to make positive and important changes in Nunavik.

- Angela Moorhouse, Inukjuak/Montreal

All of the classes strengthen Inuit culture, identity, language, and values, and it is a good way to promote revitalization and decolonization.

- Lizzie Novalinga, Umiujaq

Nunavik Sivunitsavut definitely meets Nunavik’s educational needs.

- Lizzie Novalinga, Umiujaq

Already, I am feeling a lot more connected to the roots of my ancestors.

- Lizzie Nowra , Inukjuak

After only one semester, I feel I understand so much more about my people, and I am proud to be a part of such a resilient and strong people.

- Nauya Vidahl, Kangiqsujuaq/Montreal

This program has really changed the way I look at everything. This is what Nunavik needs and this is what Nunavik wants.

- Mary Saunders, Kuujjuaq

Coming to Nunavik Sivunitsavut brings the Inuit people as a whole, one step closer towards decolonizing as Indigenous peoples.

- Lizzie Nowra, Inukjuak

Nunavik Sivunitsavut educates Inuit into healing from the inter-generational trauma that their ancestors had to experience from their first encounters with the Settlers.

- Noémie Angak, Kangiqsujuaq

Nunavik Sivunitsavut is a really an eye-opener in terms of where you come from as an Inuk.

- Mary Saunders, Kuujjuaq

This program opens doors to discussing topics that our parents and grand-parents never talk about (because I think it is still painful for them to face it) which is their first contact with the white people and the assimilation they had experienced first-hand.

- Lizzie Nowra, Inukjuak

There is no other program like Nunavik Sivunitsavut in Nunavik. It is a much-needed curriculum that teaches us about our people’s history while earning college credits at the same time.

- Lizzie Nowra, Inukjuak

Young people today, who make up most of the total population in Nunavik, are eager to learn about who they are and where they stand in society.

- Lizzie Nowra, Inukjuak

I was in high school down south […]. My Inuktitut speaking and reading has improved a lot since starting the program. People in my life now always say that I speak it more often.

- Angela Moorhouse, Inukjuak/Montreal

All of the courses are unique and should be taught in all the high schools in Nunavik.

- Lizzie Novalinga, Umiujaq