Mission & Objectives

ARCTIConnexion is a registered non-profit organization staffed by Indigenous and non-Indigenous with backgrounds and interests in indigenous knowledge and science.

We are committed to help indigenous community developing competencies and youth capacity in research.

We believe that indigenous youth have the potential to succeed and to become driving force of change and adaptation to modern challenges faced by remote community. We are committed to support their idea, their knowledge and their projects.

Our vision is for research to be driven by and for indigenous community, and for indigenous youth to train other indigenous youth.

 

Our 3 main objectives are:

  • to provide opportunities that generate interest in and understanding of research with indigenous youth;
  • to develop advanced research and leadership competencies for indigenous youth;
  • to develop a better awareness of indigenous cultures for the non-indigenous population.

 

Our approach promotes observation-based and hands-on learning, support multi-age, cross-generational and language-centered learning, and oriented towards solutions seeking for the common good.

Participants

Adrien Danielou
Productions 4 Éléments
Allan Peterloosie
Pond Inlet
Amy Tagoona
Baker Lake
Ancilla Ikork
Arviat
Andrew Jaworenko
Pond Inlet
Andrew Kuksuk
Arviat
Andrew Paniguniaq
Arviat
Andy Aqigaaq
Baker Lake
Bernadette Alogut
Rankin Inlet
Brandon Curley
Arviat
Brian Aulatjut
Arviat
Charlotte Karetak
Arviat
Charmaine Koomak
Arviat
Curtis Konek
Arviat
Damaris Nutarasungnik
Arviat
David Atkinson
Ryerson University
Derek Muir
Environment Canada
Elijah Panipakoocho
Pond Inlet
Elisapee Ootoova
Pond Inlet
Emmanuel Maktar
Pond Inlet
Eric Anoee
Arviat
Evan Kyak
Pond Inlet
Evano Aggark
Arviat
Frank Tester
University of British Columbia
François Dubé
François Dubé Productions
Gamailee Kilikushat
Pond Inlet
Gita Ljubicic
Carleton University
Gord Billard
Arviat
Graham Gagnon
Dalhousie University
Heidi Swanson
University of Waterloo
Ian Mauro
University of Winnipeg
Ivan Koonoo
Pond Inlet
Jacques John Mikkiyunjak
Arviat
Jamal Shirley
Nunavut Arctic College
James Konek
Arviat
Jamie Bell
Arviat
Jamie Okatsiak
Arviat
Jaykolassie Kiliktee
Pond Inlet
Jean-Philippe Vachon
Productions 4 Éléments
Jimmy Napayok
Arviat
Jimmy Oleekatalik
Taloyoak
Joanassie Mucpa
Pond Inlet
Joe Curley
Arviat
Joe Karetak
Arviat
Johnny Naukatsik
Baker Lake
Jonathan Pitseolak
Pond Inlet
Jrene Rahm
Université de Montréal
Keenan Nooks Lindell
Arviat
Kukik Baker
Arviat
Lars Qaqqaq
Baker Lake
Lemiah Koonark
Pond Inlet
Lisbeth Truelstrup Hansen
Dalhousie University
Louis Angalik
Arviat
Ludovic Jolicoeur
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Martha Pingushat
Arviat
Mary Anowtalik
Arviat
Mary Iqqat
Baker Lake
Mary Mucpa
Pond Inlet
Megan Gavin
Arviat
Mickael Milton
Pond Inlet
Natasha Simonee
Pond Inlet
Nuattie Agaark
Arviat
Paniloo Sangoya
Pond Inlet
Patti Whabagoon
Toronto
Philip Kigutsiunak
Arviat
Pierre-Yves Daoust
University of Prince Edward Island
Poisy Alogut
Rankin Inlet
Rebecca Anaviapik Soucie
Pond Inlet
Rhoda Karetak
Arviat
Rob Jamieson
Dalhousie University
Ruth Sangoya
Pond Inlet
Sam Arreak
Pond Inlet
Samuel Pauppa
Arviat
Shadrach Mautaritnaaq
Baker Lake
Sherilee Harper
University of Guelph
Shirley Tagalik
Arviat
Stephanie Gora
Dalhousie University
Timothy Pasch
University of North Dakota
Titus Arnakalak
Pond Inlet
Trevor Arreak
Pond Inlet
Wayne Muckpah
Arviat

Board of Directors

Tim Anaviapik Soucie
Community-based researcher, Pond Inlet
Vincent L'Hérault
President, University of Winnipeg
Émilie Truchon
Secretary, Lawyer ACRGTQ

Team

Andrew Jaworenko
Research assistant, Pond Inlet
Andy Aqiggaq
Research assistant, Baker Lake
Charlotte Karetak
Illustrator, Arviat
Evan Kyak
Research assistant, Pond Inlet
James Simonee
Project leader, Pond Inlet
Lars Qaqqaq
Project leader, Baker Lake
Manuelle Thomassin
Administrative Assistant
Marie-Hélène Truchon
Research Mentor
Megan Gavin
Research assistant, Pond Inlet
Shadrach Mautaritnaaq
Research assistant, Baker Lake
Tim Anaviapik Soucie
Project leader, Pond Inlet
Trevor Arreak
Research assistant, Pond Inlet
Vincent L'hérault
Director

Advisors

Frank Tester
Emeritus Professor, Univeristy of British Columbia
Joe Karetak
Arviat
Shirley Tagalik
Arviat