Young Inuit Researchers going to Ottawa, Ontario
by Jordan Konek
May 4 2011
On May 08, 2011 4 young Inuit researchers with an elder from Arviat and a professor and his student will be going to Ottawa to visit Library and Archives Canada and present their research to professional people.
Amy Owingayak, April Dutheil, Martha Okotak, Frank Tester, Patrick Pingushat, Curtis and Jordan Konek are anxious to see what Library and Archives of Canada has to help them further their research.
They will be interviewing Floyd Neville who was a social worker during 1950’s and 1960’s, during the time of Rankin Inlet Nickel Mine. Also, David Serkoak who is with the Nunavut Sivuniksavut. They will also be photo research and photo naming. There will be special events that will be held as well, like the presentation about Arviat History Project.
After the trip to Ottowa, they will head back to Arviat, Nunavut on May 18th, 2011. In Arviat, they will be organising a plan to go for a trip to Durban South Africa to talk about climate change and its effects to the North.